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Communicating the Messages

Anne Eyre and Pam Dix

in Collective Conviction: The Story of Disaster Action

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781781381236
eISBN:
9781800851047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781381236.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter details how, in the months leading up to the formal launch of Disaster Action, members were invited to contribute to numerous conferences, seminars, training events, and exercises. They ... More


Corporate Responsibility and the Law

Anne Eyre and Pam Dix

in Collective Conviction: The Story of Disaster Action

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781781381236
eISBN:
9781800851047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781381236.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter describes how a significant part of Disaster Action's mission has been to help create a health and safety climate in which disasters are less likely to occur. The focus on corporate ... More


New Millennium, New Dimensions – Responding to Further Disasters

Anne Eyre and Pam Dix

in Collective Conviction: The Story of Disaster Action

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781781381236
eISBN:
9781800851047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781381236.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explores how, as new members joined Disaster Action, they brought with them different experiences. While these were inevitably devastating, sometimes aspects of these experiences ... More


Consolidating Disaster Action’s Influence and Contribution

Anne Eyre and Pam Dix

in Collective Conviction: The Story of Disaster Action

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781781381236
eISBN:
9781800851047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781381236.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter highlights how, within ten years of its foundation, Disaster Action had become well established as an organisation and increasingly participated in consultations on planning for, and ... More


Needs and Rights

Anne Eyre and Pam Dix

in Collective Conviction: The Story of Disaster Action

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781781381236
eISBN:
9781800851047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781381236.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter focuses on the common needs and wishes among survivors and bereaved people, and their links with universal human rights. These include the need for information; physical, practical, and ... More


Collective Conviction: The Story of Disaster Action

Anne Eyre and Pam Dix

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781781381236
eISBN:
9781800851047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781381236.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This book tells the story of Disaster Action, a small charity founded in 1991 by survivors and bereaved people from the disasters of the late 1980s, including Zeebrugge, King's Cross, Clapham, ... More


Introduction

Anne Eyre and Pam Dix

in Collective Conviction: The Story of Disaster Action

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781781381236
eISBN:
9781800851047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781381236.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This introductory chapter recounts the experience of the author joining Disaster Action in 1996, six years after surviving the Hillsborough football stadium disaster. Since joining, the author has ... More


Decade of Disaster – How It All Began

Anne Eyre and Pam Dix

in Collective Conviction: The Story of Disaster Action

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781781381236
eISBN:
9781800851047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781381236.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter traces the origins of Disaster Action, which lie in the personal experiences of individuals. A number of disasters occurred between 1985 and 1989, each involving many deaths and injuries ... More


Disaster Action’s Legacy – and the Future

Anne Eyre and Pam Dix

in Collective Conviction: The Story of Disaster Action

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781781381236
eISBN:
9781800851047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781381236.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses Disaster Action's legacy. Disaster Action's focus has, rightly, evolved over the lifetime of the charity, in recent years being as much on addressing the human aspects of ... More


Mad, Bad or Sad? People’s Treatment after Disaster

Anne Eyre and Pam Dix

in Collective Conviction: The Story of Disaster Action

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781781381236
eISBN:
9781800851047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781381236.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter assesses how, in the years following their tragedies, the individuals, family, and survivor support groups that make up the membership of Disaster Action actively fought to be heard and ... More


Accountability, Support, Prevention

Anne Eyre and Pam Dix

in Collective Conviction: The Story of Disaster Action

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781781381236
eISBN:
9781800851047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781381236.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines how, for the October 1991 launch, Disaster Action published a pamphlet setting out the organisation's origins and purpose. The descriptions of the disasters are stark, a ... More


The Common Bond

Anne Eyre and Pam Dix

in Collective Conviction: The Story of Disaster Action

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781781381236
eISBN:
9781800851047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781381236.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses how those affected by a disaster often form an extraordinary common bond. Self-help support and action group members say that only with others from 'their' disaster can they ... More


Inquests, Inquiries and Investigations

Anne Eyre and Pam Dix

in Collective Conviction: The Story of Disaster Action

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781781381236
eISBN:
9781800851047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781381236.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter addresses how, for many survivor and family support groups, the quest for information and accountability often became legitimately focused on the responding authorities and the way in ... More


Experiences of the Mass Media

Anne Eyre and Pam Dix

in Collective Conviction: The Story of Disaster Action

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781781381236
eISBN:
9781800851047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781781381236.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter studies how the human interest angle has always made bereaved people and survivors attractive to the mass media. The advent of 24-hour news has also meant increasing pressure to find ... More


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