A Bridge to Challenging Environmental Inequality: Intersectionality.

Author:

Ryder, S. S.

Editor:

First

Date:

2017

Region:

[unspecified]

Theme:

Gender, Disaster and Intersectionality

Language:

English

Publisher:

Department of Sociology, University of Kansas

Full Harvard Reference:

Ryder, S. S. (2017). A Bridge to Challenging Environmental Inequality: Intersectionality, Environmental Justice, and Disaster Vulnerability. Social Thought and Research, Vol. 34: 85-115.

The article proposes an intersectional framework to bridge the gap between environmental justice and disaster vulnerabilities as fields of research. The author states that people are impacted differently by environmental disasters based on their social location, which has implications for understanding vulnerability as well as for environmental justice practices. Such an approach can support fairer planning, preparedness and recovery strategies.