The sociology of catastrophes as an area of research: theoretical aspects. (Literature review)

Yakimova E.V.


The literature review is devoted to the formation and theoretical evolution of а new direction in the modern social sciences – sociology of catastrophes. The sociology of catastrophes examines the collective behavior of people, the response of communities and social institutions to emergencies that disrupt the routine life.


disaster; natural disaster; emergency management; collective behavior; social vulnerability; post-traumatic adaptation; cultural sociology; disaster studies.

DOI: 10.31249/rsoc/2022.04.02

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