Gender and Disasters: The Importance of Incorporating Feminist and Masculinities Lenses

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 14:15-15:45
Location: Hörsaal 16 (Main Building)
RC39 Sociology of Disasters (host committee)

Language: English

Our current discourse about gender in disasters has been strongly shaped by women thinking about women. Contributions from masculinities literature has been limited, but represents a rapidly expanding area that offers important contributions to our overall understanding of disaster events and their impacts on families and communities.
This session welcomes research on how women and feminism and men and masculinities are framed in development studies, in climate change literatures, and in the gender and disaster subfield and how they can be brought together in a collective social justice approach to disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.
Session Organizer:
DeMond MILLER, Rowan University, USA
The Gendered Nature of Vulnerability: Evidence from Natural Disasters in India
Jayashree PARIDA, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India; Niharranjan MISHRA, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India
Bodies of Vulnerabilities: Using the Intersectionality Lens in Disaster Research
Daniela KRUGER, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany; Martin VOSS, Freie Universität Berlin, Disaster Research Unit, Germany