: Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago ( ): Eric Klinenberg: Books. Editorial Reviews. From The New England Journal of Medicine. Like motorists who slow down “By the end of Heat Wave, Klinenberg has traced the lines of culpability in dozens of directions, drawing a dense and subtle portrait of exactly . Eric Klinenberg calls his ethnographic study of the Chicago heat wave a “ social autopsy,” which is a useful and suggestive way to describe both the horrific .
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May 02, Sunny Moraine rated it really liked it.
Top city officials tried to gloss over the event as much as possible. The poor, the elderly, and the isolated are forgotten about in society which directly contributes to their demise during a disaster. A groundbreaking investigative work by a critically acclaimed sociologist on the corporate takeover of local news and what ueat means for all Americans.
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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Chicago and Illinois Political Science: May 15, Kyle Bell rated it it was amazing. The book focuses on four phenom Klinenberg’s “Heat Wave” is an engaging, interesting example of public sociology.
Little Village, a Mexican neighborhood, had a very low rate of heat-related illness, whereas North Lawndale, an African-American neighborhood, had many deaths. Thousands of other stricken by heat-related illnesses were treated in emergency rooms.
On top of the lack of jobs, businesses, and services, the ecology of the environment was severely degraded, making it difficult for frail residents to physically travel around. If it is not pathbreaking for the study of political communication, it is nonetheless destined to be a recurrent point of reference and an excellent choice for classroom use.
The heat index, which measures how the temperature actually feels on the body, klinenbfrg hit degrees by the time the day was over.
Canadian Journal of Urban Research. Indeed, the city failed to even implement its own eme Klinenberg meticulously documents the travesty that was the Chicago heat wave of Meteorologists had been warning residents about a two-day heat wave, but these temperatures did not end that soon.
Living check to check means that they could not afford to lose any possessions because they would not be able to replace them, so they would not take the risk.
Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago
But do you know what caused the third greatest number of deaths in the past 25 years? In exploring what made Chicago so vulnerable to disaster inKlinenberg provides a riveting account of the changes that reshaped urban America during the s and, indeed, throughout the postwar era.
Crying for Our Elders Kristen E. It is a cautionary tale as weather becomes more extreme in the U.
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Further, the mayor’s office attempted to silence public employees, denying responsibility and renaming the event from a man-made social disaster to a meteorological one.
Also, the declining funding for human services: Oct 01, Lynn rated it it was amazing Shelves: And by July 20, over seven hundred people had perished-more than twice the number that died in the Chicago Fire oftwenty times the number of those struck by Hurricane Andrew in —in the great Chicago heat wave, one of the deadliest in American history. University of Chicago Press: Such an analysis uncovers the underlying structural inputs of this tragedy, which have largely been obscured by government officials and the media, as official reports and news coverage alike attributed the heat wave death toll to solely a meteorological event I hope nothing like this ever happens again, but with all of the climate changes that are going on, it is bound to!
It’s definitely not a book I would have either purchased or read were I not a bookish college freshman who dearly values my GPA.
Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago, Klinenberg
Dealt with systemic neglect of marginalised communities within Chicago. And by July 20, over seven hundred people had perished-more than twice the number that died in the Chicago Fire oftwenty times the number of those struck by Hurricane Andrew in —in the great Chicago heat wave, one of the deadliest in American history. On Thursday, Heatt 13,Chicagoans awoke to a blistering day in which the temperature would reach degrees.
He klinenbrg that the future of democratic societies rests not simply on shared values but on shared spaces: Transportation to cooling centers was insufficient and unreliable.