Youth Creating Disaster Recovery and Resilience in Canada and the United States: Dimensions of the Male Youth Experience.

Author:

Tobin-Gurley, J., Cox, R., Peek, L., Pybus, K., Maslenitsyn, D. and Heykoop, C.,

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Date:

2016

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Men, Masculinities and Disaster

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English

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Tobin-Gurley, J., Cox, R., Peek, L., Pybus, K., Maslenitsyn, D. and Heykoop, C., (2016). Youth creating disaster recovery and resilience in Canada and the United States: Dimensions of the male youth experience. In Men, Masculinities and Disaster (pp. 152-162). Routledge.

This chapter draws from ongoing research to highlight questions about male youth and the complexity and diversity of their post-disaster experiences in Canada and the United States. It reviews relevant literature and introducing the Youth Creating Disaster Recovery and Resilience (YCDR2) project, a cross-cultural research study that it draws from to support this discussion. The findings illustrate the ways that male youth may follow and deviate from traditional gendered roles, emotional expression, and coping behaviours. Although our findings did not explore this complexity, it is important to acknowledge that these youth also differ by race, class, social location, developmental capacity, sexuality, and other significant identities.