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Masculinities, Gender Equality and Crisis Management
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Centrum för genusforskning. (Centrum för genusforskning)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7235-0179
Göteborgs universitet. (Institutionen för kulturvetenskaper)
2016 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The overarching mission of the rescue services comprises three main areas of responsibility: protection against disasters and accidents; crisis management; and civil defence. This mission covers a long chain of obligations in trying to improve societal prevention capabilities and manage threats, risks, accidents, and disasters concerning generic as well as individual safety. It follows a reactive social chain of threat-risk-crisis-crisis management-care-rehabilitation.

The authors in this book show that the interesting occupational characteristics of these societal duties are their connection to gender and crisis management in a wider sense. Gendered practices, processes, identities, and symbols are analytical lenses that provide a particular understanding and explanatory base that has received far too little attention in the academic literature. This book identifies four major themes in relation to a gendered understanding of the rescue services, and more generally emergency work:

    • Masculine heroism

    • Intersectional understandings of sexuality, class, and race

    • Gender and technology

  • Gender equality and mainstreaming processes

This book shows how the rescue services constitute a productive ground for contemporary gender studies, including feminist theory, masculinity and sexuality studies. Its critical perspective provides new directions for emergency work and crisis management in a broader sense, and in particular for scholars and practitioners in these areas.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2016, 1. , 142 p.
Series
Routledge Key Themes in Health and Society
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Gender Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-45412ISBN: 978-1-47-247709-5 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-45412DiVA: diva2:954254
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Genus, räddningstjänst och organisation
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Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Available from: 2016-08-22 Created: 2016-08-22 Last updated: 2017-03-20Bibliographically approved

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