Gender and disaster: Foundations and
directions

Author:

Enarson, E. Forthergill, A. & Peek, L.

Editor:

First

Date:

2007

Region:

Theme:

Gender and Disaster

Language:

English

Publisher:

Springer

Full Harvard Reference:

Enarson, E. Forthergill, A. & Peek, L. (2007). Gender and Disaster: Foundations and Directions. Handbook of Disaster Research. New York :130-146.

This article discusses the move from analysing 'gender' to analysing gender relations and social difference and power, including race, ethnicity, nationality and social class. This is due to the denial of human rights of women and girls during a crisis. The authors use a theoretical framework to analyse gender disaster research and make suggestions to further develop it, discuss literature gaps, leading to questions for future researchers. These research gaps include thinking more about bodies and sexuality, focusing on men and boys as well as women, acknowledging existing capacities and strengths of women, exploring the inside of a household (access/control/power), introducing a global component, working with men and women and collaborating with women's groups