Disaster Studies

Exploring Intersectionalities in Disaster Discourse

  • Janki Andharia

Part of the Disaster Studies and Management book series (DSDM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Disaster Studies: Concepts, Contestations and Research

  3. Disaster Studies: Intersectionalities Between Policy and Practice

  4. The Making of a Disaster

About this book


This book covers several dimensions of disaster studies as an emerging discipline. It is the inaugural book in the series ‘Disaster Studies and Management’ and deals with questions such as “Is disaster management a field of practice, a profession, or simply a new area of study?” Exploring intersectionalities, the book also examines areas of research that could help enhance the discourse on disaster management from policy and practice perspectives, revisiting conventional event-centric approaches, which are the basis for most writings on the subject. Several case studies and comparative analyses reflect a critical reading of research and practice concerning disasters and their management.

The book offers valuable insights into various subjects including the challenge of establishing inter- and multi-disciplinary teams within the academia involved in disaster studies, and sociological and anthropological readings of post-disaster memoryscapes. Each of the contributors has an enduring interest in disaster studies, thus enriching the book immensely. This book will be of interest to all the students and scholars of disaster studies and disaster management, as well as to practitioners and policymakers.


Disaster Studies Disaster Manangement Disaster Research Disaster Policy Disaster Practice Emergency Management

Editors and affiliations

  • Janki Andharia
    • 1
  1. 1.Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster StudiesTata Institute of Social SciencesMumbaiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-32-9338-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-32-9339-7
  • Buy this book on publisher's site