Reading: Read the assignment material for the week. This week, the reading assignment is:
From the ‘Resources’ section, read Perry & Quarantelli (eds.) Parts II and III–Chapters 10 – 20.
Assignment: Provide an approximate 1000-word overview and explanation of the important concepts in the readings. Assume that you are writing for an uninformed reader that knows nothing about the topic and has not read what you read. Provide an introduction that gives the background of the resource that you are reviewing, so the reader will understand what they’re reading and why. Consider the following topics for inclusion in this week’s discussion:
– What is the relationship between disaster and stress? What is the difference between individual and collective stress and why is it important?
– What are the theses that Stallings puts forth in his work? How do the various respondents add and detract from his work? Which criticisms are valid and which not?
– Provide a summary of the discussions throughout the readings.
– How does this work inform the future research that is still required? What would be the value of that research?
DO NOT list out the topics or questions and answer them. They are not meant to be all-inclusive, and your reader will not understand the context. Rather, give an overview of the author’s entire body of work, using the topics as guidelines. Ensure that you meet or exceed the 1000-word target, and that your paper meets APA presentation requirements.