Social Network Analysis of Disaster Response, Recovery, and Adaptation

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  • 322 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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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.

  • Examines the role of societal relationships in a disaster context, incorporating theory and case studies by experts in the field
  • Integrates research in the areas of social network analysis and inter-organizational networks
  • Presents a range of studies from around the world, employing different approaches to network analysis in disaster contexts

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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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Jones, Eric C
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.
Faas, A.J.
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.
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