A paradise built in hell : the extraordinary communities that arise in disaster / Rebecca Solnit.

By: Solnit, Rebecca [author.]
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2010Copyright date: ©2009Description: viii, 353 pages ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0143118072; 9780143118077Subject(s): Community organization | Altruism -- Social aspects | Disasters -- Social aspects | Disasters -- Psychological aspects | Disasters -- Social aspects | Disasters -- Psychological aspects | Disasters -- Psychological aspects | Disasters -- Social aspectsDDC classification: 303.48/5 LOC classification: HV553 | .S59 2010
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Originally published: New York : Viking, 2009.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Prelude : falling together -- A millennial good fellowship : the San Francisco earthquake -- Halifax to Hollywood : the great debate -- Carnival and revolution : Mexico City's earthquake -- The city transfigured : New York in grief and glory -- New Orleans : common grounds and killers -- Epilogue : the doorway in the ruins.

Explores the phenomenon through which people become resourceful and altruistic after a disaster and communities reflect a shared sense of purpose, analyzing events ranging from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake to Hurricane Katrina.

New York Times 100 notable books of 2009.

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