Using an intersectional approach to advance understanding of homeless persons’ vulnerability to disaster.

Author:

Vickery, J.

Editor:

First

Date:

2018

Region:

North America

Theme:

Gender, Disaster and Intersectionality

Language:

English

Publisher:

Routledge

Full Harvard Reference:

Vickery, J. (2018). Using an intersectional approach to advance understanding of homeless persons’ vulnerability to disaster, Environmental Sociology, Vol. 4(1): 136-147

This paper uses an intersectional lens to analyse the experience of homeless people during the 2013 Colorado floods. It shows that the homeless population is not a homogenous group and their intersecting social identities create differentiated impact and experience of disasters. An intersectional perspective is further needed to highlight the processes of environmental injustice experienced prior to disaster and design better, more inclusive, responses.