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Revisiting Traditional Gender Identities in Disaster Response

From the late 1990s several scholars have highlighted how women are more vulnerable to the impacts of different disasters due to their reproductive and care-giving roles. This monolithic representation of women as ‘victims’ has later been challenged by different scholars (cf.Hydman and deAlwis, 2003; Ruwanpura, 2008; Gandhi, 2010; Enarson, 2012). Feminists from the Majority World have emphasised the need to complicate the category ‘women’ by analysing it in conjunction with other axes of social identity such as race, class, caste,...

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