The gendered terrain of disaster risk reduction including climate change adaptation

Author:

Bradshaw, S and Linneker, B.

Editor:

First

Date:

2017

Region:

Theme:

Gender and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

Language:

English

Publisher:

Routledge

Full Harvard Reference:

Bradshaw, S and Linneker, B. (2017) The gendered terrain of disaster risk reduction including climate change adaptation. In: The Routledge Handbook of Disaster Risk Reduction Including Climate Change Adaptation. Kelman, Ilan, Mercer, Jessica and Gaillard, J. C., eds. Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 129-139.

A book chapter based on the foundational piece by Enarson and Morrow (1998) (see previous section), on the gendered terrain of disasters and how that can be integrated into Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA). Authors highlight that, to explain the position and situation of women and men, gender must be understood as intersecting with other sites of oppression. The chapter explores how gender has been conceptualised within the wider development and environment discourses and how in turn this has influenced policy debates around DRR and CCA. It seeks to problematise the 'engendering' of the two discourses, seeing a commonality as being a move toward a 'feminisation' of responsibility in policy and practice which needs to be addressed in any DRR including CCA approach.