The Resource Heat wave : a social autopsy of disaster in Chicago, Eric Klinenberg

Heat wave : a social autopsy of disaster in Chicago, Eric Klinenberg

Label
Heat wave : a social autopsy of disaster in Chicago
Title
Heat wave
Title remainder
a social autopsy of disaster in Chicago
Statement of responsibility
Eric Klinenberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "On Thursday, July 13, 1995, Chicagoans awoke to a blistering day in which the temperature would reach 106 degrees. The heat index, which measures how the temperature actually feels on the body, would hit 126 degrees by the time the day was over. Meteorologists had been warning residents about a two-day heat wave, but these temperatures did not end that soon. When the heat wave broke a week later, city streets had buckled; the records for electrical use were shattered; and power grids had failed, leaving residents without electricity for up to two days
  • And by July 20, over seven hundred people had perished - more than twice the number that died in the Chicago Fire of 1871, twenty times the number of those struck by Hurricane Andrew in 1992 - in the great Chicago heat wave, one of the deadliest in American history."
  • "Heat waves in the United States kill more people during a typical year than all other natural disasters combined. Until now, no one could explain either the overwhelming number or the heartbreaking manner of the deaths resulting from the 1995 Chicago heat wave. Meteorologists and medical scientists have been unable to account for the scale of the trauma, and political officials have puzzled over the sources of the city's vulnerability. In Heat Wave, Eric Klinenberg takes us inside the anatomy of the metropolis to conduct what he calls a "social autopsy," examining the social, political, and institutional organs of the city that made this urban disaster so much worse than it ought to have been."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Klinenberg, Eric
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV1471.C38
LC item number
K585 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2008 H-678
  • WA 295
NLM item number
K65h 2002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Older people
  • Older people
  • Older people
  • Disasters
  • Heat waves (Meteorology)
  • Older disaster victims
  • Disasters
  • Hot Temperature
  • Aged
  • Heat Stress Disorders
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Urban Population
  • Personnes âgées, Services aux
  • Personnes âgées, Services aux
  • Personnes âgées
  • Catastrophes
  • Vagues de chaleur
  • Disasters
  • Heat waves (Meteorology)
  • Older disaster victims
  • Older people
  • Older people
  • Social conditions
  • Warmte
  • Rampenbestrijding
  • Sociale dienstverlening
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Illinois
Label
Heat wave : a social autopsy of disaster in Chicago, Eric Klinenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Prologue : Urban inferno -- Introduction : City of extremes -- Dying alone : the social production of isolation -- Race, place, and vulnerability : urban neighborhoods and the ecology of support -- State of disaster : city services in the empowerment era -- Governing by public relations -- Spectacular city : news organizations and the representation of catastrophe -- Emerging dangers in the urban environment -- Together in the end
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 305 pages
Isbn
9780226443218
Lccn
2001043724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47971411
  • (OCoLC)ocm47971411
Label
Heat wave : a social autopsy of disaster in Chicago, Eric Klinenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-295) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Prologue : Urban inferno -- Introduction : City of extremes -- Dying alone : the social production of isolation -- Race, place, and vulnerability : urban neighborhoods and the ecology of support -- State of disaster : city services in the empowerment era -- Governing by public relations -- Spectacular city : news organizations and the representation of catastrophe -- Emerging dangers in the urban environment -- Together in the end
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 305 pages
Isbn
9780226443218
Lccn
2001043724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)47971411
  • (OCoLC)ocm47971411

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