A Paradise Built in Hell

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

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Synopsis

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780143118077
Publisher: Penguin Random House Group
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 303.485
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 6973
Number of pages: viii, 353
Weight: 318g
Height: 142mm
Width: 214mm
Spine width: 23mm