Displacement, Gender, and the Challenges of Parenting after Hurricane Katrina.

Author:

Peek, L. and Fothergill, A.

Date:

2008

Language:

English

Region:

North America

Country:

United States of America

Full Harvard Reference:

Peek, L. and Fothergill, A. (2008). “Displacement, Gender, and the Challenges of Parenting after Hurricane Katrina.” National Women’s Studies Association Journal 20(3): 69-105

This article focuses on the responses of mothers and fathers to Hurricane Katrina. This article draws on data gathered in Louisiana through observations, focus groups, and in-depth interviews with parents and other adults responsible for the care of children. The research examines the strategies that mothers, and fathers used to deal with the challenges of parenting in the aftermath of Katrina, the role of advocates who worked on behalf of families, the importance of kin networks, and the uniqueness of New Orleans and what the city means for families struggling to recover after the storm.