Contemporary Sociology

Vol. 35, No. 3, May, 2006

https://www.jstor.org/stable/i30045782

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    https://www.jstor.org/stable/30045783
  2. Editors' Note: Thinking about "Natural" Disasters in Sociological Terms (pp. ix-x)
    Valerie Jenness and David A. Smith
    https://www.jstor.org/stable/30045784
  3. Symposium on "Natural" Disasters

    • Foreshadowing Katrina: Recent Sociological Contributions to Vulnerability Science (pp. 207-212)
      The Northridge Earthquake: Vulnerability and Disaster by Robert Bolin; Dumping in Dixie: Race, Class, and Environmental Quality, 3rd ed. by Robert D. Bullard; Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago by Eric Klinenberg; Hurricane Andrew: Ethnicity, Gender and the Sociology of Disasters by Walter Gillis Peacock, Betty Hearn Morrow, Hugh Gladwin
      Review by: Kathleen Tierney
      https://www.jstor.org/stable/30045785
    • The Sky Is Falling; The Sky Is Falling ... It Really Is Falling! (pp. 212-217)
      Worst Cases: Terror and Catastrophe in the Popular Imagination by Lee Clarke; The Vulnerability of Cities: Natural Disasters and Social Resilience by Mark Pelling; Normal Accidents: Living with High-Risk Technologies by Charles Perrow; Promoting Risk: Constructing the Earthquake Threat by Robert A. Stallings; Acts of God: The Unnatural History of Natural Disaster in America by Ted Steinberg
      Review by: Eugene A. Rosa
      https://www.jstor.org/stable/30045786
    • The Social Construction of Disasters: From Heat Waves to Worst-Case Scenarios (pp. 218-223)
      Worst Cases: Terror and Catastrophe in the Popular Imagination by Lee Clarke; Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago by Eric Klinenberg; Hurricane Andrew: Ethnicity, Gender and the Sociology of Disasters by Walter Gillis Peacock, Betty Hearn Morrow, Hugh Gladwin; At Risk: Natural Hazards, People's Vulnerability and Disasters by Ben Wisner, Piers Blaikie, Terry Cannon, Ian Davis
      Review by: Havidán Rodríguez and John Barnshaw
      https://www.jstor.org/stable/30045787
    • Causality and "Natural" Disasters (pp. 223-227)
      Worst Cases: Terror and Catastrophe in the Popular Imagination by Lee Clarke; Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago by Eric Klinenberg; The Vulnerability of Cities: Natural Disasters and Social Resilience by Mark Pelling; Acts of God: The Unnatural History of Natural Disaster in America by Ted Steinberg; Perils of a Restless Planet: Scientific Perspectives on Natural Disasters by Ernest Zebrowski Jr.
      Review by: Robert A. Stallings
      https://www.jstor.org/stable/30045788
  4. Review Essays

  5. Reviews

  6. Comments and Reply

  7. Publications Received (pp. 332-335)
    https://www.jstor.org/stable/30045853
  8. Back Matter
    https://www.jstor.org/stable/30045854