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A Sociological Perspective Of Heat Waves

By July 22, 2011

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A heat wave is blanketing much of the country, and it's interesting to look at it from a sociological standpoint. For instance, social status is linked to heat-related deaths during heat waves such as this one. For more details on this and other sociological perspectives on the heat wave, read this interview with sociologist Eric Klinenberg, professor of sociology at New York University and author of Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago.


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