A Passion for Disaster

"A Passion for Disaster offers a challenging selection of J. G. Van Tine's work for the theater. Within this volume include, The House of Tolstoy, Broken Toys, and Last Days in Vienna.

Author: J. G. Van Tine

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1986153827


Page: 262

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A Passion for Disaster, Vol. I - Is the first of two volumes in a collection of plays written by J.G. Van Tine, author of "Bloodball" and "Balzac in Brazil." A Passion for Disaster offers a challenging selection of J. G. Van Tine's work for the theater. Within this volume include, The House of Tolstoy, Broken Toys, and Last Days in Vienna. These dramas engage perverse motives, denied energies and entrapment tactics in their social and intimate hiding places: in politics and family, on the job, in secret fantasies, among children, before the mirror, behind ambitions, and in bed.

Dr 145

The series of awakenings following the trip brought about extraordinary transformation, but also significant trials of confusion and adversity, even to the point of a two week hospital stay.

Author: Tyler Simmet

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1662801882


Page: 166

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DR-145 is an inspiring account of Tyler Simmet's life-changing experience as an American Red Cross volunteer in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Tyler, who was struggling to find peace, joy, and fulfillment, went with his friend and fraternity brother Garrett Bogar to New York City to assist in disaster relief efforts. The experience ignited his quest to discover what's truly important and put him on a path of lasting change through finding Christ.New York was only the start of Tyler's journey. The series of awakenings following the trip brought about extraordinary transformation, but also significant trials of confusion and adversity, even to the point of a two week hospital stay. He found an incredible amount of strength, persistence, and courage through his newfound faith. This allowed him to grow from the difficulties, lead a life focused on love, and continue seeking truth. Tyler Simmet is a physical therapist, a captain in the United States Army, and a devout Christian that is dedicated to serving others. He first became an author when his research manuscript was published in the peer reviewed journal "Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation". Tyler has received numerous awards for his outstanding leadership and selfless service both among the troops and throughout his community.

Recipe for Disaster

They shared a passion for the outside, in particular the natural flora and fauna of New Mexico, and spent hours of free time hiking and exploring the ...

Author: Susan McGeown

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780615146089

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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Karly Martin is a survivor, stronger and braver than she ever thought possible. Giving up her son for adoption and accepting a teaching position at a Navajo mission school gives her the chance to build on the dreams she thought she had to abandon, and slowly she begins to heal. Earl Nezbegay sees to all of his responsibilities: caring for his quadriplegic sister and her eleven year old daughter while helping out at the Navajo mission school -- keeping busy enough not to think, numb enough not to feel, and distant enough not to interact. Neither of these broken people is looking for love, but life isn't always what we plan or expect, is it?

The Sociology of Disaster

We wanted to wait on starting our family because we both had such a passion for animal care.” “Oh no, her too! Sounds just like Mom with this passion crap,” ...

Author: Thomas E. Drabek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000651980

Category: Social Science

Page: 162

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In a book as illuminating as it is captivating, Thomas E. Drabek presents an in-depth analysis of the emotional impacts of disaster events and the many ripple effects that follow. Through the technique of storytelling, a series of nine fictional stories where characters experience actual disasters of different types throughout the United States illustrate the vulnerabilities and resilience to enhance the readers understanding of disaster consequences. Designed for classroom use, each story is followed by an "Analysis" section wherein discussion and research paper topics are recommended. These highlight links to published research findings. A "References" section details citations for all works included. Brief commentary in a "Notes" section adds further connections to other disasters and relevant research studies. The Sociology of Disaster is an important innovation in disaster education and will become an invaluable resource within universities and colleges that offer degrees in emergency management at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Mourning and Disaster

reactions, Johnson (1999, 19–22) argues, belies both a passion for, and an unacknowledged emotional investment in, something other that was seemingly ...

Author: Michael Brennan

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443803793

Category: History

Page: 210

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The Hillsborough stadium disaster of 15 April 1989 and the death of Princess Diana on 31 August 1997 sparked expressivist scenes of public mourning hitherto unseen within the context of British society. The largely local displays of grief witnessed on Merseyside following the Hillsborough disaster were, however, repeated and provided a pre-text for the national (and global) public mourning which accompanied the death of Princess Diana. What was it, this book asks, about the Hillsborough disaster and death of Princess Diana that provoked such strong emotions? Why and how did these ostensibly similar events produce such contrasting reactions, moving some people, including the book’s author, to mourn one event but resist the mourning for the other? Mourning and Disaster provides an insight into a series of questions raised by the public mourning that followed these two events. What, for example, do the messages contained in the public books of condolence signed in the wake of these events tell us either about the social identities of the people who mourned or about the processes of meaning-making by which death is apprehended and understood? What do condolence books tell us about how contemporary society mourns and the ways in which loss is languaged? Is it the case that, in episodes of public mourning in which the deceased are not known to us personally, the mourner might actually be mourning some aspect of themselves? Is it also the case that in not mourning these events some aspect of one’s own identity or self was being repudiated or mourned? Drawing upon both the public books of condolence signed in Britain during the public mourning for these events, alongside the author’s own autobiographical memories of them, it is to these sorts of questions, amongst others, that this book seeks to provide answers.

Disaster Law

The Disaster Management Act 2005 looked forward to relevance and ... S. K. Sopory who shared his passion and understanding of transdisciplinarity.

Author: Amita Singh

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351593564

Category: Social Science

Page: 390

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This book looks at how legal frameworks can and do reduce risks arising out of disasters. The volume: analyses existing disaster laws and the challenges on the ground; brings together case studies from some of the most vulnerable regions; and proposes solutions to avert existing and possible future crises. The book offers appropriate legal frameworks for disaster management which could not only offer sustainable institutional reforms towards community resilience and preparedness but also reduce risk within the frameworks of justice, equity and accountability. It examines the intricacies of governance within which governments function and discusses how recent trends in infrastructure development and engineering technology could be balanced within the legal principles of ethics, transparency and integrity. The chapters in the volume suggest that legal frameworks ought to resonate with new challenges of resource management and climate change. Further, these frameworks could help secure citizens’ trust, institutional accountability and effective implementation through an unceasing partnership which keeps the community better prepared and more resilient. This volume will be indispensable to scholars and researchers of disaster management, law, public policy, environment and development studies as well as policymakers and those in administrative, governmental, judicial and development sectors.

The Fred M White Disaster MEGAPACK

15 Tales of Doom, Disaster, and Mystery Fred M. White. “Not very,” David said. ... “I have never seen him in such a passion before, Mr. Steel.

Author: Fred M. White

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434408983

Category: Fiction

Page: 1901

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Frederick Merrick White (1859-1935) was a pioneer in many fields -- the spy story, the detective story, and most especially the epic disaster story. His "Doom of London" series (1903), consisting of six tales in which various catastrophes beset London (including diphtheria, killer smog, and a devastanzing freeze), proved quite popular. The Yorkshire Observer wrote of him: “Mr. White is a master of the breathless pace which whirls a reader along whether he will or not." Included in this volume are all six "Doom of London" stories, plus 9 more tales: THE FOUR WHITE DAYS (1903) THE FOUR DAYS' NIGHT (1903) THE DUST OF DEATH (1903) A BUBBLE BURST (1903) THE INVISIBLE FORCE (1903) THE RIVER OF DEATH (1903) THE ISLAND OF SHADOWS (1892) A GOLDEN ARGOSY (1886) NABOTH’S VINEYARD (1889) THE CARDINAL MOTH (1905) THE CRIMSON BLIND (1905) THE SLAVE OF SILENCE (1906) THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWN (1906) THE FIVE KNOTS (1908) THE MYSTERY OF THE FOUR FINGERS (1908) HARD PRESSED (1910) If you enjoy this book, search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the 150+ entries in the Megapack series, covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, mysteries, westerns, classics, adventure stories, and much, much more!

The Poverty of Disaster

... deliberate, obstinate manner; not merely in a mad rage or passion, but, as is expressly deponed to by all the witnesses, repeatedly after the defender ...

Author: Tawny Paul

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108496940

Category: History

Page: 302

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Examines debt insecurity in eighteenth-century Britain, a period of famously rapid economic growth when many people nevertheless experienced financial failure.

Down with the Old Canoe A Cultural History of the Titanic Disaster Updated Edition

Participating, however vicariously, in the Titanic disaster is a protest against powerlessness—an assertion of autonomy. While buffs are engaged in a quest ...

Author: Steven Biel

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393341393

Category: Transportation

Page: 336

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"Brimming over with wit and insight…Fresh and fascinating." —Dan Rather Everyone from suffragists to their opponents; radicals, reformers, and capitalists; critics of technology and modern life; racists and xenophobes and champions of racial and ethnic equality; editorial writers and folk singers, preachers and poets found moral and cultural lessons in the sinking of the Titanic. In a new edition that both commemorates the one hundredth anniversary of the disaster and elaborates, in a revised afterword, on the ship's continued impact on the public imagination (evidenced by the Titanic mania evoked by James Cameron's 1997 film), Steven Biel explores the Titanic in all its complexity and contradictions.

Wealth and Disaster

La passion de l'histoire m'a dominé toute ma vie. J'ai souvent entretenu des correspondances sur des faits qui n'intéressent personne: je me plais, ...

Author: Pierre Force

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421421292

Category: History

Page: 256

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An exciting and accessible history, Wealth and Disaster offers riveting insight into the matrimonial strategies and inheritance customs of French rural society and the resulting choices to emigrate or to stay.

Crisis and Disaster in Japan and New Zealand

The primary motivation behind CEISMIC was a passion to help our communities recover from the disaster. The project itself—which challenged and developed us ...

Author: Susan Bouterey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811302442

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

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This collection examines a broad spectrum of natural and human-made disasters that have occurred in Japan and New Zealand, including WWII and the atomic bombing of Japan and two recent major earthquake events, the Great East Japan Earthquake and the Christchurch Earthquake, which occurred in 2011. Through these studies, the book provides important insights into the events themselves and their tragic effects, but most significantly a multidisciplinary take on the different cultural responses to disaster, changing memories of disasters over time, the impacts of disaster on different societies, and the challenges post-disaster in reviving communities and traditional cultural practices. Bringing in humanities and social science perspectives to disaster studies, this collection offers a significant contribution to disaster studies.

A Recipe for Disaster

34 That passion was a contributing factor in his decision to attend Moody Bible Institute to train for ministry. Bart worked diligently to master the Bible ...

Author: John Marriott

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532640698

Category: Religion

Page: 280

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The statistics speak for themselves; record numbers of individuals who at one time identified as Christians are deconverting from the faith and identifying as unbelievers. Why is this happening and what can be done to prevent it? A Recipe for Disaster seeks to answer those questions by focusing on the four ways churches and parents unwittingly contribute to the deconversion process. By over-preparing, under-preparing, ill-preparing, and painfully preparing those they are responsible to disciple into mature believers, churches and parents instead set them up for a crisis of faith that all too often leads to the loss of faith. In response to each of the four methods of poor preparation, A Recipe for Disaster offers a recipe for success, four alternative methods of preparation designed to instill lifelong faith.

The Writing of the Disaster

Passion” names this feverish urgency of patience, and “patience” this cold stillness of passion. In these words (“passive,” “passion,” “patience”), ...

Author: Maurice Blanchot

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803277472

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 151

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Modern history is haunted by the disasters of the century--world wars, concentration camps, Hiroshima, and the Holocaust--grief, anger, terror, and loss beyond words, but still close, still impending. How can we write or think about disaster when by its very nature it defies speech and compels silence, burns books and shatters meaning? The Writing of the Disaster reflects upon efforts to abide in disaster's infinite threat. First published in French in 1980, it takes up the most serious tasks of writing: to describe, explain, and redeem when possible, and to admit what is not possible. Neither offers consolation. Maurice Blanchot has been praised on both sides of the Atlantic for his fiction and criticism. The philosopher Emmanuel Levinas once remarked that Blanchot's writing is a "language of pure transcendence, without correlative." Literary theorist and critic Geoffrey Hartman remarked that Blanchot's influence on contemporary writers "cannot be overestimated."

A Royal Disaster

In his experience, passion was the backbone of the organization when it came to nonprofits and the arts, two areas he wished he could indulge more.

Author: Jennifer Bonds

Publisher: Entangled: Amara

ISBN: 9781649370860

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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A light romantic comedy sure to leave you smiling... Elena Murphy is doing just fine—if you don’t count her struggling art studio, her ex-boyfriend suing her, and accidentally tossing purple paint onto a man who just happened to be in the wrong place at the very worst time. And not just any man, but freaking royalty. The World’s Most Eligible Bachelor, to be exact, with the paparazzi catching the whole embarrassing incident on camera. Could her life be any more of a dumpster fire? Yes it could. Now she’s getting dragged online and her clients are disappearing faster than free drinks at happy hour. And just when she thinks things can’t possibly get worse...His Royal Hotness decides the best way to fix this mess is to make her the envy of New York—by pretending to date. Because what’s worse than a prince treating her like his very own Cinderella, including dreamy nights at the theater and a nearly X-rated pottery date? Reminding herself it’s all fake.

The Capacity Crisis in Disaster Risk Management

Her passion to understand more about disaster management took her to multiple countries in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and North America— while ...

Author: Asmita Tiwari

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319094052

Category: Nature

Page: 218

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How can a place be built and managed so that it is safe for people to live? Ironically, many governments and citizens keep on asking the same question after every new disaster. Why, even with high levels of investment in increasing government’s capacity to manage disasters, do the impacts of disasters continue to increase? What can the governments do differently? What is the role of local communities? Where should aid agencies invest? This book looks into these critical questions and highlights how current capacity development efforts might be resulting in the opposite—capacity crisis or capability trap. The book provides a new approach for the understanding and the developing of effective local capacity to reduce and manage future disaster impacts.

Disaster Management

One major difference in the skill set of a disaster manager and business manager is (a) the main goal being public good (b) the spirit and passion for ...

Author: R. Subramanian

Publisher: Vikas Publishing House

ISBN: 9789352718702

Category: Business & Economics


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Disaster Resilience from a Sociological Perspective

Exploring Three Italian Earthquakes as Models for Disaster Resilience ... Time is also connected with passion, and this feeling is basilar to those who do ...

Author: Barbara Lucini

Publisher: Springer Science & Business

ISBN: 9783319047386

Category: Medical

Page: 251

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Natural disasters traumatize individuals, disrupt families, and destabilize communities.Surviving these harrowing events calls for courage, tenacity, and resilience. Professional planning requires specific types of knowledge of how people meet and cope with extreme challenges. Disaster Resilience from a Sociological Perspective examines three major earthquakes occurring in Italy over a fourteen - year period for a well-documented analysis of populations' responses to and recovery from disaster, the social variables involved, and the participation of public agencies. This timely volume reviews sociological definitions and models of disaster, identifying core features of vulnerability and multiple levels of individual and social resilience. The analysis contrasts the structural and supportive roles of Italy's civil protection and civil defense services in emergency planning and management as examples of what the author terms professional resilience. And testimony from earthquake survivors and volunteers gives voice to the social processes characteristic of disaster. Among the areas covered: Social context for concepts of disaster, vulnerability, risk, and resilience Types of resilience: a multidimensional analysis, focused on a physical, ecological, and ecosystem perspective Findings from three earthquakes: loss, hope, and community. Two systems of organizational response to emergencies Toward a relational approach to disaster resilience planning Plus helpful tables, methodological notes, and appendices For researchers in disaster preparedness, psychology, and sociology, Disaster Resilience from a Sociological Perspective raises--and addresses--salient questions about people and communities in crisis, and how studying them can improve preparedness in an uncertain future.

Disaster Management and Private Sectors

Disaster Risk Management Act 10 of 2012. ... Private Sector Engagement in Disaster Risk Reduction in West Africa. ... A Passion for Imperfections.

Author: Takako Izumi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9784431554141

Category: Nature

Page: 342

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This book draws upon case studies and practices of different types of DRR involvement by the private sector from all over the world. The book comprises two parts, Part I: Overview and Regional Cases; and Part II: Country Cases. The regional cases include those from Africa, Asia, Europe, and Central America, and the country cases include ones from India, Japan, the United States, Vietnam, Thailand, Bangladesh, Malaysia, and Nepal. DRR at the international level is discussed from the perspective of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). The perspective of the Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is presented in the discussion of DRR at the societal level. The private sector is becoming more active in disaster management and plays an important role in distributing relief items and sending search and rescue teams in the response phase. However, once the response stage is over, private sector involvement tends to fade. While a number of disaster risk reduction (DRR) initiatives by the private sector are documented, they remain limited. The private sector can contribute enormously to DRR by developing business continuity plans, innovating technology for early warning systems, and providing and sharing technical knowledge, skills, and resources in the field of disaster preparedness. To strengthen DRR capacity, it is crucial to involve the private sector as major actors in DRR. The primary target groups for this book are students and researchers in the fields of disaster management and DRR studies. Another target group comprises practitioners and policy makers, who will be able to apply the collective knowledge from this work to policy and decision making. The book provides an overview of the current research trends and furnishes basic knowledge on this important topic.