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Intersectionality and Crisis Management
A Path to Social Equity

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ISBN 9781032026848
December 19, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
152 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Intersectionality and Crisis Management: A Path to Social Equity aims to embed the social equity discourse into crisis management while exploring the potential of a new tool, the Integrative Crisis Management Model. Leaders and managers navigate a complex and networked environment of policy-making and action, frequently occurring in real time, under constant media exposure. The pervasive availability of this news on all platforms and devices produces a lingering anxiety about the inevitability of danger. Consequently, crisis affords a time-sensitive exploration of management practices and sheds a critical spotlight on deficiencies that may yield novel approaches to doing business.

As the book engages contributing authors who are foremost in their field, it also includes practitioners, students, and junior scholars in a creative new discourse about equity. Bringing these diverse voices together in one volume presents a unique opportunity to generate new insights. Intersectionality provides a framework for understanding how categorizations of people drive social constructs of discrimination and oppression. Each chapter covers a different subject—exploring intersectionality in healthcare, non-profit management, and human resources—and is accompanied by discussion questions. The book provides something for the classroom, for practitioners, and for scholars who want to include more intersectional thinking into their work.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Considering intersectionality and its implications for crisis management
Hillary J. Knepper, Michelle D. Evans, & Tiffany J. Henley
Chapter 2 – Understanding intersectionality and vulnerable populations: A missing part in building disaster resilient communities?
Crystal Whetstone & Fatih Demiroz
Chapter 3 – Intersectionality and healthcare management: The case of crisis & COVID-19
Michelle Silverio, Nora Montalvo-Liendo, & Tony Carrizales
Chapter 4 – Women falling through the cracks: Intersectionality during crisis and implications for human resource management
Thanh Thi Hoang, Ravin R. Cline, & Meghna Sabharwal
Chapter 5 – Intersectional disparities during crisis: Improving social equity through public and nonprofit management
Schnequa N. Diggs, Rosa Castillo Krewson, & Sean A. Mccandless
Chapter 6 – The Integrative Crisis Management Model
Michelle D. Evans, Tiffany J. Henley, & Hillary J. Knepper

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Hillary J. Knepper is a Professor in the Department of Public Administration at Pace University, USA.

Michelle D. Evans is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and Public Service at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, USA.

Tiffany J. Henley is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration at Pace University, USA.


"Probing the many dimensions of identity, this book explains how and why the same crisis affects people differently. It is a must read to gain a broader appreciation for effective crisis Response." - Mary E. Guy, PhD, Distinguished Professor, School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado, Denver

"Resilience demands cohesive communities, interwoven social fabric, and democratic strengths. Intersectionality and Crisis Management: A Path to Social Equity provides a timely and important addition to growing interdisciplinary literature. This edited volume utilizes intersectionality to better inform crisis management in building resilient communities with specific emphasis on social equity and community vulnerabilities." - Naim Kapucu, PhD, Pegasus Professor, School of Public Administration & School of Politics, Security, and International Affairs, University of Central Florida

"Intersectionality and Crisis Management: A Path to Social Equity addresses important social equity issues at a time where crisis management is becoming increasingly important in public, nonprofit, and health organizations. Readers will appreciate diverse perspectives from both established and emerging scholars." - Andy Crosby, PhD, Assistant Professor of Instruction, Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration Program, Northwestern University

"Intersectionality and Crisis Management: A Path to Social Equity is a timely book given unprecedented global crises such as the pandemic, economic recession, natural and environmental disasters, etc. The book provides thought-provoking discussions on how crises expose population groups to vulnerabilities and social equity challenges. Scholars and policy practitioners will find this book of interest in managing crises across social groups for building more resilient communities." - Karen Johnston, PhD, Professor of Organisational Studies at the University of Portsmouth, and Associate Dean for Research and Innovation for the Faculty of Business and Law

"Intersectionality and Crisis Management: A Path to Social Equity is a needed book providing insights and provoking debate into how intersectionality can better inform management decisions. Not only does it provide thought-provoking insights, but the authors provide five overarching contributions to the literature and practice to help communities navigate crises more equitably to build resilient communities. The book incorporates seasoned and emerging scholars representing a diverse range of race, ethnicities, gender identities, expertise, approaches, and backgrounds." - Phin Xaypangna, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, County of Ventura, California

"This volume offers a much-needed examination of issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, and socioeconomic factors and the ways in which these issues play out in crisis management. The various treatments presented by the contributing authors offer a compelling and insightful case for intersectionality in crisis management. The examples offered are timely, and illustrate clearly both how and why intersectionality is a critical component of effective, equitable, and fair crisis management. This text will be a must-read for both academics and practitioners in the fields of crisis/emergency management, diversity and inclusion, social equity, and intersectionality. Highly recommended!" - John C. Morris, PhD, Professor Auburn University