In heat wave, eric klinenberg takes us inside the anatomy of the metropolis to. People aged 65 years or more may not compensate for heat stress efficiently, and are less likely to sense and respond to changes in temperature. In july 1995 over 700 chicago residents, most of them old and impoverished, died in a short but devastating heat wave. A social autopsy of disaster in chicago1 kieran healy. A social autopsy of disaster in chicago illinois klinenberg, eric on. A social autopsy of disaster in chicago kindle edition. Indeed, the city failed to even implement its own eme klinenberg meticulously documents the travesty that was the chicago heat wave of different from other disasters like flooding, landslide, earthquake, etc. In heat wave, eric klinenberg takes us inside the anatomy of the metropolis to conduct.
Download and read online for free heat wave by richard castle. Building against climate change can either support vibrant neighborhood conditions or undermine them. Klinenberg chicagos heat wave, 20 years later in the summer of 1995, chicago experienced the deadliest heat wave in american history. Many of us might not think of a heat wave as a natural disaster in the way we think, say, of hurricanes or tornadoes or earthquakes. Using archival methods, i analyze policy documents to excavate how slums have been. The 1995 heat wave reflected chicagos geography of vulnerability. 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. Klinenberg 2003, for instance, documents that the chicago heat wave had the most devastating effects for older adults living alone. Heat wave by richard castle at the best online ebook storage. Pdf klinenbergs book investigates the heat wave of midsummer 1995 and its human and institutional impacts on the city of chicago.
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