Fourteen issues of Mass Emergencies were published by Elsevier Scientific of Amsterdam between 1975 and 1979. The journal had been started by E. L. Quarantelli, Co-Director of the Disaster Research Center (then located at The Ohio State University), and Jiri Nehnevajsa, University Center for Urban Research (University of Pittsburgh). It was abruptly discontinued by Elsevier in 1979 after only two issues of Volume 4 had been published. This website makes available the contents of those fourteen issues (including one double issue). All files are PDF documents; Adobe Reader® required.
Discover classic articles by:
Fred Bates, et al., on the 1976 Guatemalan earthquake.
Bob Bolin on family recovery from disaster.
Lars Clausen, et al., on theory of disaster sociology.
Tom Drabek and Bill Key on the impact of disaster on primary group linkages.
Tony Oliver-Smith on an avalanche in Peru.
Robert Olson and Richard Stuart Olson on the 1976 Guatemalan earthquake.
Ron Perry and Mike Lindell on the psychological consequences of natural disasters.
Henry Quarantelli and Russell Dynes on community conflict.
Joe Scanlon and Brian Taylor on stand-by research capacity.
Neil Snarr and Leonard Brown on Hurricane Fifi in Honduras.
Kathleen Tierney and Verta Taylor on EMS delivery in disaster.
Dennis Wenger, et al., on disaster myths.
Bob Stallings on National Research Council, Earthquake Prediction and Public Policy.
Dennis Wenger on Dennis S. Mileti, Thomas E. Drabek, and J. Eugene Haas, Human Systems in Extreme Environments: A Sociological Perspective.