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Climate hazards, disasters, and gender ramifications, edited by Catarina Kinnvall and Helle Rydstrom

This book focuses on the challenges of living with climate disasters, in addition to the existing gender inequalities that prevail and define social, economic and political conditions. Social inequalities have consequences for the everyday lives of women and girls where power relations, institutional and socio-cultural practices make them disadvantaged in terms of disaster preparedness and experience. Chapters in this book unravel how gender and masculinity intersect with age, ethnicity, sexuality and class in specific contexts around the globe. It looks at the various kinds of difficulties for particular groups before, during and after disastrous events such as typhoons, flooding, landslides and earthquakes. It explores how issues of gender hierarchies, patriarchal structures and masculinity are closely related to gender segregation, institutional codes of behaviour and to a denial of environmental crisis. This book stresses the need for a gender-responsive framework that can provide a more holistic understanding of disasters and climate change. A critical feminist perspective uncovers the gendered politics of disaster and climate change. This book will be useful for practitioners and researchers working within the areas of Climate Change response, Gender Studies, Disaster Studies and International Relations
Table Of Contents
Introduction : climate hazards, disasters and gender ramifications / Helle Rydstrom and Catarina Kinnvall -- Gender responsive alternatives on climate change from a feminist standpoint / Maria Tanyag and Jacqui True -- Why gender does not stick : exploring conceptual logics in global disaster risk reduction policy / Sara Bondesson -- Women as agents of change? : reflections on women in climate adaptation and mitigation in the global North and the global South / Misse Wester and Phu Doma Lama -- Industrial/breadwinner masculinities and climate change : understanding the 'white male effect' of climate change denial / Paul Pulé and Martin Hultman -- Climate change and 'architectures of entitlement' : beyond gendered virtue and vulnerability in the Pacific Islands? / Nicole George -- Gender as fundamental to climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction : experiences from South Asia / Emmanuel Raju -- #leavenoonebehind : women, gender planning and disaster risk reduction in Nepal / Katie Oven, Jonathan Rigg, Shubheksha Rana, Arya Gautam, and Toran Singh -- Gendered and ungendered bodies in the tsunami : experiences and ontological vulnerability in southern Thailand / Claudia Merli -- Disasters and gendered violence in Pakistan : religion, nationalism and masculinity / Sidsel Hansson and Catarina Kinnvall -- Crises, ruination and slow harm : masculinized livelihoods and gendered ramifications of storms in Vietnam / Helle Rydstrom -- In the wake of Haiyan : an ethnographic study on gendered vulnerability and resilience as a result of climatic catastrophes in the Philippines / Huong Nguyen -- Accountability for state failures to prevent sexual assault inevacuation centres and temporary shelters : a human rights based approach / Matthew Scott -- Conclusions / Catarina Kinnvall and Helle Rydstrom
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (288 pages).
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