Title

Ecofeminism and Natural Disasters: Sri Lankan Women Post-Tsunami

Keywords

women's studies, natural disasters, recovery with women

Abstract

Women experience a host of negative consequences during and after a natural disaster. A variety of feminist theories have been used to explore this phenomenon. The aim of this paper is to posit the need for an ecofeminist perspective on analyzing women’s vulnerabilities post-natural disaster. The authors will discuss the history and branches of ecofeminism, highlighting their utility in exploring the intersection of race, class, and gender in the aftermath of disaster. An ecofeminist analysis of Sri Lankan women’s vulnerability in the wake of the 2004 tsunami will be used to illustrate the utility of the theory. Implications of using ecofeminism in natural disaster research will be discussed.

Original Publication Citation

Banford, A.,& Kiely-Froude, C. (2015). Ecofeminism and natural disasters: Sri Lankanwomen post-tsunami. Journal of International Women’s Studies, 16(2), 170-187. Available at: http://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol16/iss2/11

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2015-01-30

Publisher

Journal of International Women's Studies

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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