Ecofeminism and Natural Disasters: Sri Lankan Women Post-Tsunami
women's studies, natural disasters, recovery with women
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
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Witting, Alyssa Banford and Froude, Cameron Kiely, "Ecofeminism and Natural Disasters: Sri Lankan Women Post-Tsunami" (2015). All Faculty Publications. 2480.
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