A New Species of Trouble: The Human Experience of Modern Disasters

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1995 - Political Science - 263 pages
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Unlike earthquakes and other natural catastrophes, this "new species of trouble" afflicts persons and groups in particularly disruptive ways.

With clear-eyed compassion, in vivid narrative and in participants' own words, Kai Erikson describes how certain communities have faced such disasters. He shows conclusively that new attention must be paid to their experiences if people are to maintain elementary confidence not only in themselves but in society, government, and even life itself.
 

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Contents

Prologue
11
The Ojibwa of Grassy Narrows
27
The Haitians of Immokalee
58
The View from East Swallow
99
A New Species of Trouble
139
Being Homeless
158
Of Accidental Judgments and
185
Good Riddance Bad
203
On Trauma
226
Notes
243
Acknowledgments
252
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