Editors' Introduction

Date
1970
Authors
Quarantelli, E. L.
Dynes, Russell R.
Journal Title
Journal ISSN
Volume Title
Publisher
SAGE Publications Limited
Abstract
Description
Disasters have always captured human imagination. Throughout the Old Testament, the frequency with which disasters are used as central or as incidental themes suggests that they have always been familiar to man's experience and that they conveyed meanings beyond the significance of the events themselves. Even today, a close examination of the news media forces one to the conclusion that disasters continue to be "newsworthy." This special issue of the American Behavioral Scientist focuses on organizational and group behavior in disaster. The papers represent one attempt to deal with behavior in the crises event called disaster. They concern themselves with problems as old as man but ones which have had only sporadic and isolated social science attention.
Keywords
Collective Behavior , Disaster Research
Citation
American Behavioral Scientist. January-February 1970. 13(3): 325-330. Copyright © SAGE Publications
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