The gendered terrain of Disaster: Thinking about Men and Masculinities, in Enarson and Pease (eds.) Men, Masculinities and Disaster.

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Enarson, E & Pease, B.

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2016

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Men, Masculinities and Disaster

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English

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Enarson, E & Pease, B. (2016) The gendered terrain of Disaster: Thinking about Men and Masculinities, in Enarson and Pease (eds.) Men, Masculinities and Disaster, London: Routledge, pp. 3-21.

This chapter draws attention to the application of a ‘critical men’s studies lens’ to disaster and argues that existing literature on gender and disaster rely on an individualistic approach to gender. The authors offer six key dimensions to explore men and masculinities: multiple masculinities arising from different cultures, multiple masculinities in relation to power, institutionalised masculinities embedded in organisational structures, embedded masculinities represented physically in how men engage with the world, masculinities produced through the actions of individual men, and finally, the fluid masculinities changing in relation to the reconstructive efforts of progressive men in response to changes in wider society.