15 quotes from Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago: ‘The dead bodies were so visible that almost no one could see what had happened to them. Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago (Illinois) [Eric Klinenberg] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. On Thursday, July Editorial Reviews. From The New England Journal of Medicine. Like motorists who slow down “By the end of Heat Wave, Klinenberg has traced the lines of culpability in dozens of directions, drawing a dense and subtle portrait of exactly .

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1995 Chicago heat wave

Klonenberg Klinenbergauthor of the book Heat Wave: In Heat WaveEric Klinenberg takes us inside the anatomy of the metropolis to conduct what he calls a “social autopsy,” examining the social, political, and institutional organs of the city that made this urban disaster so much worse than it ought to have been. Statistics about the averaged July monthly average temperatures from — give us a mean of 74 degrees F and a standard deviation of 2.

Even then, klinenbrrg one-third of the cases never moved beyond the public agency. Outside the USA, see our international sales information. Thus, such emergency measures as Chicago’s five cooling centers were not fully utilized.

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Heat Wave Quotes by Eric Klinenberg

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It is well-suited for required reading in public health and social science courses and for fascinating armchair reading. Klinenberg touched every base, took no shortcuts, and has produced a sociological masterpiece. This is also called a harvesting effectin which part of the expected future mortality shifts forward a few weeks to the period of the heat wave. Emerging Dangers in the Urban Environment Epilogue: This was especially noticeable in areas which experienced frequent power outages.

The temperatures soared to record highs in July with the hottest weather occurring from July 12 to July Between 14 and 20 July, more Chicago residents died than in a typical week for that month. About Contact News Giving to the Press. Those who developed heatstroke suffered permanent damage, such as loss of independent function and multisystem organ failures.

However, because their deaths have been hastened by the heat wave, in the months that follow the number of deaths becomes lower than average. It’s hard to put down Heat Wave without believing you’ve just read a tale of slow murder by public policy. In fact, public health scholars have established that the proportional death toll from the heat wave in Chicago has no equal in the record of U. A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicagohas noted that the map of heat-related deaths in Chicago mirrors the map of poverty.


Heat Wave Quotes Showing of The heat index, which measures how the temperature actually feels on the body, would hit degrees by the time the day was over. Together in the End Notes Bibliography Index.

The City of Extreme 1. The owner of a local meat-packing firm volunteered to bring his fleet of refrigerated trucks to the morgue for storing the excess bodies. Neil Steinberg Chicago Sun-Times. Klinenverg more information, or to order this book, please visit https: Mortality risks affected Blacks disproportionally.

By contrast, during the heat waves of the s, many residents slept outside in the parks or along the shore of Klihenberg Michigan. Retrieved from ” https: Meteorologists had been warning residents about a two-day heat wave, but these temperatures did not end that soon. Klinenberg has meticulously documented a great tragedy in recent Chicago History.

The Social Production of Isolation 2. Pollutants and humidity were confined to ground level, and the air was becalmed and devoid of wind. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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