Mutual Assistance Instead of Fear: Lessons from sociology of disaster in the preparation to Climate Crisis (review of Rebecca Solnit: A Paradise Built in Hell) Cover Image
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Félelem helyett kölcsönös segítség: a katasztrófaszociológia tanulságai a klímaválságra való felkészülésre (Rebecca Solnit: A Paradise Built in Hell)
Mutual Assistance Instead of Fear: Lessons from sociology of disaster in the preparation to Climate Crisis (review of Rebecca Solnit: A Paradise Built in Hell)

Author(s): Ágnes Gagyi
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, History, Anthropology, Social Sciences, Psychology, Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Social Philosophy, Political Theory, Civil Society, Governance, Sociology, Social history, Recent History (1900 till today), Environmental and Energy policy, Security and defense, Political behavior, Political psychology, Social psychology and group interaction, Applied Sociology, Social Theory, Crowd Psychology: Mass phenomena and political interactions, Criminology, Studies in violence and power, Human Ecology, Political Ecology, Radical sociology , Environmental interactions, WW II and following years (1940 - 1949), Social Norms / Social Control
Published by: Fordulat
Keywords: sociology of disaster;disaster;climate crisis;climate change;hurricane katrina;

Summary/Abstract: Rebecca Solnit has published her book "A Paradise Built in Hell" ten years ago. Its main idea was originally formulated in 2005 in an essay published on the day when Hurricane Katrina reached New Orleans. Rebecca Solnit is writer, historian and activist living in San Francisco; she has been working in various environmental, anti-war, human and women's rights movements since the 1980s. She has published 17 books so far and is a regular author of Guardian and Harpers' Magazine. In her works she continues the tradition of American progressive public intelligentsia: although she relies on historical facts and social science research, she primarily outlines perspectives to expand sociological imagination (Mills 1959) on challenges that cannot be solved by the social knowledge produced within the current social order.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 25
  • Page Range: 237-246
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: Hungarian