Gender, development and disasters / Sarah Bradshaw.
Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, 2013.
xv, 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
1. What is a disaster? Introduction What is a disaster? Vulnerability Risk Drawing the links: disasters and development 2. What is development? Introduction Early ideas around development Development theorising origins of the contemporary development landscape Conceptualising well being and gendered well being Drawing the links: development and disasters 3. Gender, development and disasters Introduction Gender as construct Feminisms Integrating women and gender into development Engendering development World Bank engendering development Drawing the links: engendering disasters 4. Internal and international response to disaster Introduction Response and rescue Gendered actions for response and rescue Livelihoods and coping strategies Social networks and community response Determinants of the level of external response Drawing the links: women's (in)visibility within rescue and response 5. Humanitarianism and humanitarian relief Introduction Classical humanitarianism Complex political emergencies as gendered conflicts Ǹew' humanitarianism Relief aid in practice Drawing the links: longer-term implications of short-term relief 6. Reconstruction or transformation? Introduction Projects for reconstruction Lessons not learnt Gender issues in reconstruction impact of reconstruction on women and households: the case of Nicaragua Drawing the links: reconstruction for transformation? 7. Case studies of secondary disasters Introduction Violence Psychosocial impact Drawing the links: what is the ̀disaster'? 8. Political mobilisation for change Introduction National and international plans for reconstruction Civil society in post-disaster reconstruction Gendered participation post disaster Drawing the links: participation, fragmentation and feminisation
9. Disaster Risk Reduction Introduction The evolution in conceptualising Disaster Risk Reduction Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Disasters and the development agenda Feminisation of development and disaster discourse Drawing the links: globalisation or feminisation of responsibility?.
Disaster research owes a lot to development studies and yet the debt is often not acknowledged. In this scholarly but accessible book by Sarah Bradshaw, we see a very effective linking of gender, disaster and development that will be of value to academics and practitioners working in and across all these domains. Maureen Fordham, University of Northumbria, UKBringing gender into the foreground in both development and disaster discourse, the author challenges received wisdom and offers cautionary notes about reinforcing inequalities through feminized disaster interventions. The book is an outstanding platform for fundamental change in how we think about and act toward gender in disaster contexts, leaving readers cautiously optimistic. This is one for the top shelf a book we have been waiting for and must put to use. Elaine Enarson, founder, Gender and Disaster Resilience AllianceOnce in a while a book is published which offers an empirically and theoretically informed analysis of an under-studied topic which helps to carve out a new field of enquiry. Such is the case with Dr Sarah Bradshaws breathtakingly detailed, richly first-hand informed, and incisive, account of the frequently paradoxical co-option of women into the analysis and practice of "disaster" in developing economies. Bradshaw's eminently comprehensive, well-substantiated, perceptive and sensitive treatment of the "A to Z" of gender and "disaster" in developing country contexts constitutes a 21st century volume which will be a definitive benchmark for scholars, policymakers, practitioners, and feminist activists at a world scale. Sylvia Chant, London School of Economics, UKThe need to disaster proof development is increasingly recognised by development agencies, as is the need to engender both development and disaster response. This unique book explores what these processes mean for development and disasters in practice.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
K1980 .B73 2013
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