Summary Of Eric Klinenberg's 'State Of Disaster'

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Oluwayemisi Davis
Sociology Class B
The State of Disaster by Eric Klinenberg Introduction
Eric Klinenberg discussed in The State of Disaster a critical heat wave that happened in the city of Chicago in July 1995 and how the disaster claimed many lives. He talked about the little effort from government agencies to assist helpless people during the wave emergency. His purpose of writing this chapter is to analyze the social conditions that are responsible for citizens’ death and also the impact of journalists. His main purpose of writing this article is to give the public an account what of life in the city is like and to give the residents hope for how to prevent situations like this
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He talked about the little effort from government agencies to assist helpless people during the wave emergency. His purpose of writing this chapter is to analyze the social conditions that are responsible for citizens’ death and also the impact of journalists. His main purpose of writing this article is to give the public an account what of life in the city is like and to give the residents hope for how to prevent situations like this in the future.
The failure by the the government agencies to provide adequate resources and services caused a lot of residents to suffer. There was no adequate preparation by the government and the residents to deal with the disaster. There was a wide system catastrophe at the emergency service department, which involved an inadequate amount of paramedics and ambulances to attend to emergency calls within a reasonable time.
The local hospital doesn’t have enough resources; some were on bypass mode, which prevented them from accepting very sick
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