Rethinking Disaster Recovery focuses attention on the social inequalities that existed on the Gulf Coast before Hurricane Katrina and how they have been magnified or altered since the storm. With a focus on social axes of power such as gender, sexuality, race, and class, this book tells new and personalized stories of recovery that help to deepen our understanding of the disaster. Specifically, the volume examines ways in which gender and sexuality issues have been largely ignored in the emerging post-Katrina literature. The voices of young racial and ethnic minorities growing up in post-Katrina New Orleans also rise to the surface as they discuss their outlook on future employment. Environmental inequities and the slow pace of recovery for many parts of the city are revealed through narrative accounts from volunteers helping to rebuild. Scholars, who were themselves impacted, tell personal stories of trauma, displacement, and recovery as they connect their biographies to a larger social context. These insights into the day-to-day lives of survivors over the past ten years help illuminate the complex disaster recovery process and provide key lessons for all-too-likely future disasters. How do experiences of recovery vary along several axes of difference? Why are some able to recover quickly while others struggle? What is it like to live in a city recovering from catastrophe and what are the prospects for the future? Through on-the-ground observation and keen sociological analysis, Rethinking Disaster Recovery answers some of these questions and suggests interesting new avenues for research.
Like most people, Irina Gorski has a past. A past that she wants to keep secret. She had fought in the war against Emperor Lalani were she was a member of a secret military organization call the Arcanum Mortis. Her job was to do the impossible tasks which usually required a flexible set of moral standards. A job in which she excelled. It has been 15 years since the end of the war, and she is now a Maintenance Chief on an out of the way research station. The job was fine with Irina because all she wanted to do was raise her daughter, Pearl. Her biggest fear was her daughter finding out about her past. Things are fine for her until one day a terrorist group called the Brotherhood decide that they are going to make her remote out of the way planet their new home world. Now she has to use her training from the past to try to stop the Brotherhood and save her daughter as well as the researchers and their families. Irina wondered which was harder, keeping secrets or raising a teenage daughter.
Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will. —Romans 12:2 What does this verse mean to born-again Christians? What should it mean in the actions of our daily lives? Renew Your Mind; A Fifty-Two-Week Journey Applying the Bible to Everyday Life looks at biblical answers in the five most challenging areas of an individual’s life: finances, friends/relationships, time allotment, priorities/denying self, and knowing God. Each week, the author relates a thought-provoking, memorable story or example invoking biblical principles and verses, giving an assignment for the reader to apply the weekly lesson to the applicable categories to begin the transformation of how we think and act toward others. Renew Your Mind is a thoroughly entertaining must-read year-long devotional that will change the way you look at Christianity and our responsibility to others in our faith, our actions, and our belief systems. Add couple of testimonials from readers here.
Tales from the Riverside tells true and unique stories about one man’s struggle with alligators, snakes, killer bees, and hordes of nasty critters on a daily basis in his swamp. Experience the danger without the need for professional medical services. Life in a swamp is not for everyone.
This book shows the state-of-the-art in Europe on a very new discipline, Space Weather. This discipline lies at the edge between science and industry. This book reflects such a position with theoretic papers and applicative papers as well. Each chapter starts with a short introduction, which shows the coherence of a given domain. Then, four to five contributions written by the best specialists in Europe give detailed hints of a hot topic in space weather.