Wounded Attachments to Disaster Recovery : Gendered Structural Violence and Everyday life, Indian Experiences Explored

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dc.contributor.author Joseph, Jacquleen
dc.contributor.author Jauhola, Marjaana
dc.contributor.author Shanbhogue Arvind , Lavanya
dc.contributor.author Gadhavi, Shyam
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-22T07:32:02Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-22T07:32:02Z
dc.date.issued 2021-06-01
dc.identifier.citation Joseph , J , Jauhola , M , Shanbhogue Arvind , L & Gadhavi , S 2021 , ' Wounded Attachments to Disaster Recovery : Gendered Structural Violence and Everyday life, Indian Experiences Explored ' , International journal of disaster risk reduction , vol. 59 , 102242 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102242
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dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-9974-0778/work/103594645
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/336577
dc.description.abstract In this paper, we suggest that theorising on gendered structural violence and inequalities in disaster recovery would benefit from the in-depth focus on intersections of social relations and processes as they manifest in everyday lives. Drawing from the theorising on neoliberal states, we propose a new theoretical approach of "wounded attachments to disaster recovery". This theoretical position is informed by the lives of three women survivors from three diverse disasters in India. Five perspectives on gendered disaster recovery experience is then presented: firstly, how the recovery beneficiary categories are an extension of the neoliberal subject position; secondly, how recovery reinforces gendered responsibilities as "building oneself back better", a respectable mother and provider; thirdly, how recovery causes pain, suffering, and ressentiment; fourthly, how complex inequalities and social relations are lived through and negotiated in the aftermath of disasters; and finally, how women narrate counter cultural everydayness to disaster recovery in their life histories. We suggest that an understanding of intersectionality, or interlocking systems of oppression, as a form of injury, allows to understand power and structures of disaster recovery. Reiterations of such injuries suggest that instead of reducing vulnerability, and injustice, recovery efforts reiterate these very structures of inequality. The failure to operationalize and capture the complexities of structural inequality and injustice in the context of disaster recovery could be overcome by drawing on the work of scholars who recognise the limits of the concept of intersectionality and engage in alternate conceptualizations, such as pain, suffering, trauma and wounded attachments. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof International journal of disaster risk reduction
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dc.subject 5141 Sociology
dc.subject 5142 Social policy
dc.subject 5203 Global Development Studies
dc.subject Wounded attachments
dc.subject Disaster recovery
dc.subject Structural violence
dc.subject Intersectionality
dc.subject Gender
dc.subject Women
dc.subject India
dc.subject PROPERTY
dc.subject HISTORY
dc.subject WOMEN
dc.title Wounded Attachments to Disaster Recovery : Gendered Structural Violence and Everyday life, Indian Experiences Explored en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Inequality Initiative (INEQ)
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
dc.contributor.organization Global Development Studies
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102242
dc.relation.issn 2212-4209
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