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Full-Text Articles in Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Ethnicity in Communication

News Media Narratives Of Interethnic Isolation And Confrontation In Post-Andrew Dade County, Florida, Douglas J. Swanson Ed.D Apr Apr 1993

News Media Narratives Of Interethnic Isolation And Confrontation In Post-Andrew Dade County, Florida, Douglas J. Swanson Ed.D Apr

Douglas J. Swanson, Ed.D APR

Hurricane Andrew was the costliest natural disaster to strike the United States, and the strongest hurricane since the 1920s. Andrew permanently changed the landscape by wiping out entire communities and scattering the people who lived in them. At least 20 deaths were directly attributed to the storm. Property damage was calculated into the tens of billions of dollars. We can lessen the impact of such a future event upon people by gaining a greater understanding of the communication patterns that develop among survivors after a hurricane or other natural disaster has passed--particularly, survivors of differing ethnic and cultural backgrounds. By ...