Lines that Divide, Ties that bind: Race, Class, and Gender in Women's Flood recovery in the US and UK

Author:

Enarson, E. & Fordham, M.

Editor:

First

Date:

2000

Region:

North America

Theme:

Gender and Floods

Language:

English

Publisher:

Australian Journal of Emergency Management

Full Harvard Reference:

Enarson, E. & Fordham, M. (2000). Lines that Divide, Ties that bind: Race, Class, and Gender in Women's Flood recovery in the US and UK. Australian Journal of Emergency Management. Vol 15, I 4 pp 43-52.

The article explores diversity in flood impact and recovery in major flooding events in the US and in the UK. The authors explores how social relations of race/ethnicity, social class and gender increase the vulnerability of women in communities affected by floods, as well as their recovery. The article suggests that effective emergency management requires an understanding of population diversity and the power structure within the community.