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Climate Hazards, Disasters, and Gender Ramifications

1st Edition

Edited by Catarina Kinnvall, Helle Rydstrom


288 pages | 6 B/W Illus.

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This book focuses on the challenges of living with climate disasters, in addition to the existing gender inequalities that prevail and define social, economic and political conditions.

Social inequalities have consequences for the everyday lives of women and girls where power relations, institutional and socio-cultural practices make them disadvantaged in terms of disaster preparedness and experience. Chapters in this book unravel how gender and masculinity intersect with age, ethnicity, sexuality and class in specific contexts around the globe. It looks at the various kinds of difficulties for particular groups before, during and after disastrous events such as typhoons, flooding, landslides and earthquakes. It explores how issues of gender hierarchies, patriarchal structures and masculinity are closely related to gender segregation, institutional codes of behaviour and to a denial of environmental crisis. This book stresses the need for a gender-responsive framework that can provide a more holistic understanding of disasters and climate change. A critical feminist perspective uncovers the gendered politics of disaster and climate change.

This book will be useful for practitioners and researchers working within the areas of Climate Change response, Gender Studies, Disaster Studies and International Relations.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction: Climate Hazards, Disasters and Gender Ramifications
  2. Helle Rydstrom and Catarina Kinnvall

    PART 1

  3. Gender Responsive Alternatives on Climate Change from a Feminist Standpoint
  4. Maria Tanyag and Jacqui True

  5. Why Gender Does Not Stick: Exploring Conceptual Logics in Global Disaster Risk Reduction Policy (pgs. 88-124)
  6. Sara Bondesson

  7. Women as Agents of Change? Reflections on Women in Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in the Global North and the Global South (pgs. 125-162)
  8. Misse Wester and Phu Doma Lama

  9. Industrial/Breadwinner Masculinities and Climate Change: Understanding the ‘White Male Effect’ of Climate Change Denial
  10. Paul Pulé and Martin Hultman

    PART 2

  11. Climate Change and ‘Architectures of Entitlement’: Beyond Gendered Virtue and Vulnerability in the Pacific Islands?
  12. Nicole George

  13. Gender as Fundamental to Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction: Experiences from South Asia
  14. Emmanuel Raju

  15. #leavenoonebehind: Women, Gender Planning and Disaster Risk Reduction in Nepal
  16. Katie Oven, Jonathan Rigg, Shubheksha Rana, Arya Gautam, and Toran Singh

  17. Gendered and Ungendered Bodies in the Tsunami: Experiences and Ontological Vulnerability in Southern Thailand
  18. Claudia Merli

    PART 3

  19. Disasters and Gendered Violence in Pakistan: Religion, Nationalism and Masculinity
  20. Sidsel Hansson and Catarina Kinnvall

  21. Crises, Ruination and Slow Harm: Masculinized Livelihoods and Gendered Ramifications of Storms in Vietnam
  22. Helle Rydstrom

  23. In the Wake of Haiyan: An Ethnographic Study on Gendered Vulnerability and Resilience as a Result of Climatic Catastrophes in the Philippines
  24. Huong Nguyen

  25. Accountability for State Failures to Prevent Sexual Assault in Evacuation Centres and Temporary Shelters: A Human Rights Based Approach
  26. Matthew Scott

  27. Conclusions

Catarina Kinnvall and Helle Rydstrom


About the Editors

Catarina Kinnvall isProfessor at the Department of Political Science, Lund University, Sweden.

Helle Rydström is Professor at the Department of Gender Studies, Lund University, Sweden.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography