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Empowerment and Social Justice in the Wake of Disasters: Occupy Sandy in Rockaway after Hurricane Sandy, USA
Swedish Defence University, Institutionen för ledarskap och ledning, Leadership and Command & Control Division Stockholm.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2892-7345
2022 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This book taps into discussions about social vulnerability, empowerment, and resistance in relation to disaster relief and recovery. It disentangles tensions and dilemmas within post-disaster empowerment, through a rich ethnographic narrative of the work of Occupy Sandy in Rockaway, New York City, after Hurricane Sandy in 2012. It details both a remarkable collaborative relief phase, in which marginalized communities were empowered to take active part, as well as a phase of conflict and resistance that came about as relief turned to long-term recovery.

This volume particularly aims to understand how community empowerment processes can breach pre-disaster marginalization in the aftermath of disasters. It connects with broader emancipatory literature on dilemmas involved in empowerment ‘from the outside’. In a future of potentially harsher climate related disasters and increased social vulnerability for certain communities, this book contributes to a full and nuanced understanding of community empowerment and vulnerability reduction.

This book will be of interest to sociologists, anthropologists, geographers, political scientists, and urban studies researchers, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in disaster management, disaster risk reduction, social vulnerability, community empowerment, development studies, local studies, social work, community-based work, and emancipatory theory.

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Routledge, 2022. , p. 118
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Routledge studies in hazards, disaster risk and climate change
Keywords [en]
disaster relief, disaster recovery, social justice, empowerment, social vulnerability, community, marginalization, social movements
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Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
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Leadership and Command & Control
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-11099ISBN: 9780367437190 (print)ISBN: 9781003005278 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-11099DiVA, id: diva2:1702632
Available from: 2022-10-11 Created: 2022-10-11 Last updated: 2022-10-17Bibliographically approved

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