Social Network Analysis of Disaster Response, Recovery, and Adaptation

Social Network Analysis of Disaster Response, Recovery, and Adaptation

By: A. J. Faas (editor), Eric C. Jones (editor)Paperback

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Social Network Analysis of Disaster Response, Recovery, and Adaptation covers systematic social network analysis and how people and institutions function in disasters, after disasters, and the ways they adapt to hazard settings. As hazards become disasters, the opportunities and constraints for maintaining a safe and secure life and livelihood become too strained for many people. Anecdotally, and through many case studies, we know that social interactions exacerbate or mitigate those strains, necessitating a concerted, intellectual effort to understand the variation in how ties within, and outside, communities respond and are affected by hazards and disasters.

About Author

Eric Jones is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Hamline University in Minnesota and Ph.D. in Environmental and Ecological Anthropology from the University of Georgia. His research interests generally concern how people work together. More specifically, he has examined collective action or cooperation in exchange, rural production, adaptation to extreme events, wellbeing in vulnerable populations, and how non-scientists engage science. Most of this work has involved social network analysis to understand how individuals or groups interact. In order to support theoretical and analytical needs of his work, he also has been involved in software innovation for social network applications. AJ Faas is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at San Jose State University. His work focuses on exchange practices, social organization, organizational practice, and epistemology in contexts of environmental crisis--disasters, displacement and resettlement, development, and violent conflict.. His has principally conducted research in Mexico and Ecuador, but also in the United States and China. He is a founding member of the Risk and Disasters Topical Interest Group at the Society for Applied Anthropology, where he has organized more than 200 panels on the applied social science of risk, hazards, and disasters.


Part I: Social Network Analysis in Disaster Response, Recovery and Adaptation 1. An Introduction to Social Networks in Disaster Response, Recovery and Adaptation Eric C. Jones and A.J. Faas 2. Social Network Analysis Focused on Individuals Facing Hazards and Disasters A.J. Faas and Eric C. Jones 3. Interorganizational Networks in Disaster Management Naim Kapucu and Fatih Demiroz 4. Strategies for Researching Social Networks in Disaster Response, Recovery and Mitigation Danielle M. Varda Part II: Networks in Disaster Response 5. Perspective Matters: The Challenges of Performance Measurement in Wildfire Response Networks in the Western United States Branda Nowell, Toddi Steelman, Anne-Lise Knox Velez and Sherrie Godette 6. Interorganizational Resilience: Networked Collaborations in Communities after Superstorm Sandy Jack L. Harris Jr. and Marya L. Doerfel 7. Shifting Attention: Modelling Follower Relationship Dynamics among US Emergency Management-related Organizations Zack W. Almquist, Emma S. Spiro and Carter T. Butts 8. The Effect of Hurricane Ike on Tie Activation in a Community Based Network Study Christopher Steven Marcum, Anna V. Wilkinson and Laura M. Koehly Part III: Networks in Disaster Recovery 9. The Family's Burden: Perceived Social Network Resources for Individual Disaster Resilience in Hazard-Prone Florida Michelle A. Meyer 10. A Road to Resilience: Inter-Institutional Network Dynamics in Wenchuan Earthquake Recovery Jia Lu 11. Organizational Support Networks and Relational Resilience after 2010-2011 Earthquakes in Canterbury, New Zealand Joanne R. Stevenson and David Conradson 12. Mental Health and Participation in New Social Networks following a Day Care Fire in Hermosillo, Mexico Maria L. Rangel, Arthur D. Murphy and Eric C. Jones Part IV: Networks in Hazard Mitigation and Adaptation 13. Network Strategies of Hazard Adaptation among West African Pastoralists Mark Moritz 14. Cyclones alter Risk Sharing against Illness through Networks and Groups: Evidence from Fiji Yoshito Takasaki 15. Stay or Relocate: The Roles of Networks after the Great East Japan Earthquake Young-Jun Lee, Hiroaki Sugiura and Ingrida Geciene 16. Personal Networks and Long-Term Gendered Post-Disaster Wellbeing in Mexico and Ecuador Graham A. Tobin, C. McCarty, Arthur D. Murphy, Linda M. Whiteford and Eric C. Jones Part V: Conclusions 17. The Practical and Policy Relevance of Social Network Analysis for Disaster Response, Recovery and Adaptation Julie K. Maldonado

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  • ISBN13: 9780128051962
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 322
  • ID: 9780128051962
  • weight: 880
  • ISBN10: 0128051965

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