The Resource A Paradise Built in Hell, Rebecca Solnit, (electronic resource)

A Paradise Built in Hell, Rebecca Solnit, (electronic resource)

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A Paradise Built in Hell
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A Paradise Built in Hell
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Rebecca Solnit
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A startling investigation of what people do in disasters and why it matters Why is it that in the aftermath of a disaster? whether manmade or natural?people suddenly become altruistic, resourceful, and brave? What makes the newfound communities and purpose many find in the ruins and crises after disaster so joyous? And what does this joy reveal about ordinarily unmet social desires and possibilities? In A Paradise Built in Hell , award-winning author Rebecca Solnit explores these phenomena, looking at major calamities from the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco through the 1917 explosion that tore up Halifax, Nova Scotia, the 1985 Mexico City earthquake, 9/11, and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. She examines how disaster throws people into a temporary utopia of changed states of mind and social possibilities, as well as looking at the cost of the widespread myths and rarer real cases of social deterioration during crisis. This is a timely and important book from an acclaimed author whose work consistently locates unseen patterns and meanings in broad cultural histories
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Solnit, Rebecca
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  • Psychology
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A Paradise Built in Hell, Rebecca Solnit, (electronic resource)
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9781101459010
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FB8FDB46-02D8-43DC-8CD5-1548141197BF
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Label
A Paradise Built in Hell, Rebecca Solnit, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101459010
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
FB8FDB46-02D8-43DC-8CD5-1548141197BF
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • OverDrive Read

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