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- DescriptionRossi develops a theory of the roles of action (social actor) and structure (sociopolitical resources, cultural resources, and ecomic resources) in disaster studies, using the data on community reconstruction after the 1980 earthquake in Southern Italy as a preliminary test of the theory. The focus of the study is t the response during the emergency period which immediately followed the earthquake, but the long-term recovery and reconstruction of the 44 communities which were officially classified as the most heavily damaged. Aspects of the post-earthquake industrialization of the region are also considered, since the physical reconstruction of the destroyed communities is inevitably connected with their socioecomic development. Rossi outlines and tests a new framework which permits prediction of the different speeds of community reconstruction, and provides a dialectic theory of the interrelationship between structural and action principles of social action.
- Author BiographyINO ROSSI is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology/Anthropology at St. John's University./ He is the author or editor of several books, including Anthropology Full Circle (Praeger, 1987), People in Culture (Praeger, 1980), The Logic of Culture (Bergin & Garvey, 1982).
- Author(s)Ino Rossi
- Date of Publication30/11/1993
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Place of PublicationWestport
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPraeger Publishers Inc
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight470 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine12 mm
- Format DetailsLaminated cover
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