Overview: Read the assignment material for the week. Read Parts II and III–Chapters 10 – 20 of “What is a Disaster” by Perry & Quarantelli (eds.).
Assignment: Provide an approximate 1500-word document analyzing important concepts in the readings. Ensure your apply the discussion tenets from the contributors to your work including the work of Barton, Boin, Buckle, Smith, Stallings, Perry, and Quarantelli. Assume that you are writing for an uninformed reader that knows nothing about the topic and has not read what you read. Provide an introduction that gives the background of the resource that you are reviewing, so the reader will understand what they’re reading and why. Include the following topics in the discussion:
– Discuss the relationship between disaster and stress including the difference between individual and collective stress, and why is it important?
– Discuss Stallings theses; analyze and discuss how various contributors add and detract from his work? Which criticisms are valid and which not?
– Provide an analysis of the discussions throughout the readings (Barton, Boin, Buckle, Smith, Stallings, Perry, and Quarantelli).
– Discuss how Stallings work informs the future research that is still required? What would be the value of that research?