Women’s Encounter with Disaster

ISBN: 9788190884143
Binding:HardcoverSize: 234x156 mm
Pages: 288Year:

The world is facing increasingly frequent and intense disasters, both natural and man-made, with devastating impacts. Women play a pivotal role in providing economic and mental assistance to the family and community in post-disaster rebuilding activities and at the same time actively participate in disaster deterrence programmes. Post-disaster recovery projects often fail to understand the significance of gender relations in people's lives in a society and formulate policies without appreciating local cultural practices and institutions, resulting in loss of traditional sources of status and power of women.

The volume covers topics that integrate the gender perspective into all natural disaster-related policies and decision-making processes with due consideration to the cultural, economic and political and social differences. It argues that absence of women from all levels of decision-making positions jeopardizes the sustainability of planning and implementation of safety codes.

In the volume the gender mainstreaming and disaster has been focussed from multi-dimensional canvas such as gender perspective of the disaster aftermath; community oriented disaster management; relevance of inter-sectionality in matters of gender biased social vulnerability; economic aspects of post-disaster scenario; gender-specific role, knowledge and power of women at grassroots level and their ways of making space in disaster field; gender sensitive analysis in the context of alternative development and culture; and applied usage of combating disaster. The disaster affected countries like Turkey, Indonesia, Philippines, India, Pakistan, Japan, Kenya, Bangladesh, Germany; UK, USA are the major concern of the thematic evaluation.

Samir Dasgupta (D Litt) is Professor of Sociology at the University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India
İsmail Şiriner (Ph D) is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Kocaeli University, Turkey
Partha Sarathi De (Ph D) is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, University of Kalyani, West Bengal, India


About the Contributors

Introduction by Samir Dasgupta

Fatma Belkis Kumbetoglu and Inci User: Gender Aspects of the Disaster Recovery Process

Yoko Saito: Gender Perspectives in Community Based Disaster Management

Libertad Chavez Rodriguez: Gender-Biased Social Vulnerability on Disasters and Intersectionality

Loretta Pyles and Judith Lewis: Women, Intersectionality and Resistance: In the Context of Hurricane Katrina

Ismail Siriner: Gender Dimension of Economic Crises, Economic Policies and Disaster

Arzu Ozsoy and Doğa Başar Sarıipek: Women and Their Socio-economic Situations after Disasters in Turkey: Case of 1999 Marmara Earthquake

Betul Yarar: Gender Sensitive Analysis of the Role of NGOs: Experience of the Earthquake in Düzce

Gulten Dursen and A Demet Vardareri: Temporary Housing, Vulnerability and Survival Strategies

Partha Sarathi De: Culture Sensitivity and Gender Specificity in Disaster Scenario

Dahlia Goldenberg: Grassroots Women, Knowledge and Power: Making Space in the Disaster Field

Chaman Pincha and N Hari Krishna: Shifting Spaces of Women in Tamilnadu: Transformation through Disaster Response

Mahbuba Nasreen: Rethinking Disaster Management: Violence against Women during Floods in Bangladesh

Samir Dasgupta: Applied Usage of Exploring a Gendered Way of Combating Disaster



A Demet Vardareri, Ph D, is an Economical Consultant for a political party in Turkey

Arzu Ozsoy is a Research Assistant, Kocaeli University, Turkey

Belkıs Kümbetoğlu is Professor and Head, Department of Sociology, Marmara University and Director, Marmara University Research Centre for Women's Labour and Employment, Turkey

Betül Yarar is Associate Professor of Communication Faculty at Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey

Chaman Pincha, an M Phil in English Literature from the University of Madras, is an independent researcher and consultant

Dahlia Goldenberg, a Fulbright Fellow from Rutgers University, is now associated with Huairou Commission, New York, USA

Doğa Başar Sarıipek is a Research Assistant, Kocaeli University, Turkey

Gülten Dursun is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics, Kocaeli University, Turkey

Inci User is Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, Marmara University and board member of the M U Research Centre for Women's Labour and Employment, Turkey

Judith S Lewis is Associate Professor, Director of Field Education and Coordinator of Student Affairs at the Tulane University School of Social Work, New Orleans, USA

Libertad Chávez Rodríguez is a researcher at the Research Centre for Sustainability Studies (artec) at University of Bremen, Germany

Loretta Pyles is Assistant Professor, Director of the Community and Public Service Programme, School of Social Welfare, University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY), USA

Mahbuba Nasreen (Ph D) has been involved in research in the areas of Gender, Environment, Disasters, Disadvantaged Groups and other areas with different international organizations

Yoko Saito is a Master of Science in Disaster Management and Sustainable Development from Northumbria University, UK

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