The gendered terrain of disaster: Through women's eyes

Author:

Enarson, E., & Morrow, B.

Editor:

First

Date:

1998

Region:

Theme:

Gender and Disaster

Language:

English

Publisher:

Westport, Conn: Praeger Press

Full Harvard Reference:

Enarson, E., & Morrow, B. (1998). The gendered terrain of disaster: Through women's eyes / edited by Elaine Enarson and Betty Hearn Morrow. Westport, Conn; London: Praeger.

A key reading to gain an overview of Gender and Disaster and the social construction of gendered vulnerability. Disasters reveal power structures at all levels - regional, community, global as well as within relationships. Gender relations within a community or culture will shape individuals’ identity and social interaction, meaning that experiences pre, during and post disaster are not uniform for men and women. The book outlines the gendered division of labour as one example that makes many women key responders to disasters and affects their long-term assigned caregiving activities. The goal of the book is to promote new perspectives towards more inclusive, and stronger, disaster theory and practice.