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A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster

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"The freshest, deepest, most optimistic account of human nature I've come across in years."

-Bill McKibben

The most startling thing about disasters, according to award-winning author Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearning for community, purposefulness, and meaningful work that disaster often provides. A Paradise Built in Hell is an investigation of the moments of altruism, resourcefulness, and generosity that arise amid disaster's grief and disruption and considers their implications for everyday life. It points to a new vision of what society could become-one that is less authoritarian and fearful, more collaborative and local.

About the Author

Rebecca Solnit is the author of ten books, including River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West and Wanderlust: A History of Walking. In 2003, she received a Lannan Literary Award. She lives in San Francisco.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143118077
Author:
Solnit, Rebecca
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Social Psychology
Subject:
Disasters & Disaster Relief
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Sociology-Disasters and Disaster Relief
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.48x6.50x.79 in. .67 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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