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A paradise built in hell

the extraordinary communities and strange joys that arise in disasters

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A startling investigation ofwhat people do in disastersand why it mattersWhy is it that in the aftermath of a disaster—whether manmade or natural—people suddenlybecome altruistic, resourceful, and brave? What makesthe newfound communities and purpose many findin the ruins and crises after disaster so joyous? Andwhat does this joy reveal about ordinarily unmet socialdesires and possibilities?In A Paradise Built in Hell, award-winning authorRebecca Solnit explores these phenomena, lookingat major calamities from the 1906 earthquake in SanFrancisco through the 1917 explosion that tore upHalifax, Nova Scotia, the 1985 Mexico City earthquake,9/11, and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Sheexamines how disaster throws people into a temporaryutopia of changed states of mind and social possibilities,as well as looking at the cost of the widespread mythsand rarer real cases of social deterioration during...

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A paradise built in hell

the extraordinary communities and strange joys that arise in disasters

First published in 2009



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A startling investigation ofwhat people do in disastersand why it mattersWhy is it that in the aftermath of a disaster—whether manmade or natural—people suddenlybecome altruistic, resourceful, and brave? What makesthe newfound communities and purpose many findin the ruins and crises after disaster so joyous? Andwhat does this joy reveal about ordinarily unmet socialdesires and possibilities?In A Paradise Built in Hell, award-winning authorRebecca Solnit explores these phenomena, lookingat major calamities from the 1906 earthquake in SanFrancisco through the 1917 explosion that tore upHalifax, Nova Scotia, the 1985 Mexico City earthquake,9/11, and Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Sheexamines how disaster throws people into a temporaryutopia of changed states of mind and social possibilities,as well as looking at the cost of the widespread mythsand rarer real cases of social deterioration during...

A paradise built in hell

the extraordinary communities and strange joys that arise in disasters

This edition was published in by Viking in New York.


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
303.48/5
Library of Congress
HV553 .S59 2009

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23079521M
Internet Archive
paradisebuiltinh0000soln
ISBN 13
9780670021079
LC Control Number
2009004101
OCLC/WorldCat
303896716
Library Thing
8610475
Goodreads
6444492

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