Vulnerability and vulnerable groups from an intersectionality perspective.

Author:

Kuran, C. H. A., Morsut, C., Kruke, B. I, et. al.

Editor:

First

Date:

2020

Region:

Theme:

Gender, Disaster and Intersectionality

Language:

English

Publisher:

Full Harvard Reference:

Kuran, C. H. A., Morsut, C., Kruke, B. I, et. al. (2020). Vulnerability and vulnerable groups from an intersectionality perspective, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, Vol. 50(11): 1-8

This article argues that an intersectional approach allows to understand vulnerability as the result of different and interdependent social stratification processes that have produced a particular group’s position of marginalisation, rather than a socio-demographic characteristic. It calls for the application of an intersectional approach in risk and crisis management as a way to better understand vulnerabilities and vulnerable groups’ needs and perceptions.