1st Edition

Gender and the Politics of Disaster Recovery Dealing with the Aftermath

Edited By Sajal Roy Copyright 2023
    256 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    256 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Drawing a transdisciplinary perspective, this book investigates the ways in which gender intersect with rebuilding and post-disaster recovery process. It shows how climate-induced disasters as well as the recent COVID-19 pandemic have impacted human lives and livelihoods across various global socioeconomic conditions, sociopolitical conditions, and the gendered relationships from the Global South perspective.

    From the real experiences of the people vulnerable to disasters, this book identifies the strengths and weaknesses of the post-disaster management in different contexts. The varied roles and responsibilities of men and women in different countries are also examined. It is often hard to understand how local and global politics are involved in humanitarian aid. This book also shows how lower-income and under-privileged communities are deprived of their right to access relief and rehabilitation due to political involvement.

    This text also highlights effective methods of policy implementation for achieving sustainable recovery from these humanitarian crises. It will assist strategy planners and policymakers to focus on gender-based barriers and political hindrances as well as geological and socioeconomic factors in planning inclusive post-disaster activities. The book will be of interest to researchers, postgraduate students and scholars in the fields of Sociology, Social Anthropology, Development Studies, Gender and Cultural Studies, Area Studies, Human Geography, Disaster Management, Forestry and Environmental Science. 

    1. Understanding Gendered Context of Post-Disaster Recovery: An Overview

    Sajal Roy, Debasish Nandy, Utsab Bhattarai and Ashish Kumar Singh

    2. Integrating a Gender Perspective into Disaster Risk Management: An Analysis of the Global Assessment Reports on Disaster Risk Reduction

    Ana Gabriela Fernández Saavedra, Sandra Dema Moreno and Rosario González Arias

    3. Local Governments' Provisions and Sections in Disaster: Lesson Learned from the Post-Pandemic Era

    Pranab Kumar Panday and Mohammad Jahangir Hossain Mojumder

    4. Indian Disaster Diplomacy in South Asian Region

    Debasish Nandy and Alik Naha

    5. Risk Perception and Disaster Management of Women in Dealing with Floods in Urban Indonesia

    Lengga Pradipta

    6. Adapting Livelihoods in the Face of Climate Change: A Study of Sherpa Households from the Khumbu (Everest) Region, Nepal

    Utsab Bhattarai

    7. Unlocking the Potential of Microfinance towards Sustainable Livelihoods for Climate Change Adaptation

    Riadadh Hossain, Farah Anzum, Tasfia Tasnim, Faisal Bin Islam and Shahrin Mannan

    8. Climate Change, Women Migrants and the Potentialities of Intersectional Analysis in the Reconquista River Basin, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Natalia Gavazzo and Lucila Nejamkis

    9. The Local Heritage 'Dhopkols': Build Back Better Water Access in Reducing Gender-Based Vulnerabilities in Bangladesh

    Md Salauddin, Md Golam Faruk Sarker and Md Abdullah Al Mamun

    10. Financing Climate-Induced Disaster Management: How to Engage the Formal Financial Sector?

    Suborna Barua

    11. Gendered Vulnerabilities and Adaptive Options in Fisher Communities of Coastal Bangladesh during COVID-19 Pandemic

    Rumana Sultana Samiya A. Selim and Joy Bhowmik

    12. Gender Dimensions in Disaster Risks Reduction Policy: Insights from Bangladesh

    Sajal Roy, Bishawjit Mallick and Utsab Bhattarai

    13. Concluding Remarks: The State of the Art of Research in Gender, Disaster and Cultural Studies

    Kamruzzaman, Ashish Kumar Singh and Sajal Roy


    Sajal Roy is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact, UNSW Business School, University of New South Wales. Previously he held a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position at the Centre for Livelihoods and Wellbeing, University of Technology Sydney, Australia. He is a scholar in critical development studies and human geography specialising in climate change social sciences, smart city development, sustainable livelihoods and development, gendered relations, refugee crisis management and climate justice. Sajal received his PhD in Climate Change Social Science in 2021. Dr Roy has taught several courses in Social sciences and Business Studies at Western Sydney University, University of Wollongong, and Australian Catholic University. Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, in collaboration with Griffith Asia Centre, Griffith University, Sajal has recently completed a collaborative research project titled Gender and Leadership Inclusion in LAOS. With Taylor and Francis, his latest book is entitled Climate Change and Gendered Livelihoods in Bangladesh (2021).

    This rich collection of essays offers a transdisciplinary, transnational, grounded, and holistic understanding of how gender as a conceptual tool of analysis shapes disaster risk management and post-disaster recovery. Drawing on lessons learned from both local and global contexts, it offers critical reflections on dealing with post-disaster gendered livelihood challenges. It also presents cutting-edge policy insights, providing new directions for policy research, as well as policymaking, in the field of gender and disaster studies in the Global South.
    Associate Professor Nafisa Tanjeem, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Worcester State University