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International perspectives on gender and disaster: differences and possibilities

Elaine Enarson (Independent Scholar, Evergreen, Colorado)
Lourdes Meyreles (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)

International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

ISSN: 0144-333X

Article publication date: 1 October 2004

Abstract

This article provides an introduction and assessment of the English and Spanish literatures on gender relations in disaster contexts. We analyze regional patterns of differences and similarities in women’s disaster experiences and the differing research questions raised by these patterns in the scholarly and practice‐based literature. The analysis supports the claim that how gender is theorized makes a difference in public policy and practical approaches to disaster risk management. We propose new directions in the field of disaster social science and contribute a current bibliography in the emerging gender and disaster field.

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Enarson, E. and Meyreles, L. (2004), "International perspectives on gender and disaster: differences and possibilities", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 24 No. 10/11, pp. 49-93. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443330410791064

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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