Black feminism and radical planning: new directions for disaster planning research.

Author:

Jacobs, F.

Editor:

First

Date:

2019

Region:

North America

Theme:

Gender, Disaster and Intersectionality

Language:

English

Publisher:

Full Harvard Reference:

Jacobs, F. (2019). Black feminism and radical planning: new directions for disaster planning research, Planning Theory, Vol. 18(1): 24-39

This paper examines the intersectional effects of Hurricane Katrina in the US, and argues that the devastation as well as the inadequate state response has shed a light into systemic racism, classism and sexism. Using black feminist theory and radical planning theory, the author calls for a more comprehensive inclusion of community knowledge and a better analysis of intersection oppression in the study of social vulnerabilities in order to produce meaningful change.