Concepts of a disaster
Analyze important concepts of the readings: “What is a Disaster” by Perry & Quarantelli (eds.).Provide an introduction that gives the background of the resource that you are reviewing.
– Discuss why is it difficult to define the concept of disaster? Is it a moving target?
– Analyze and discuss the role of culture and the design of civilization on the way disasters are perceived.
– Define ‘reality’ and ‘construct’. Analyze and discuss if there is such a thing as reality? Why or why not?
– Assess and discuss the role of ‘respondent’ in academic discussions. What role does a respondent play, and what value does he/she add?