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Gender and Land Tenure in the Context of Disaster in Asia

Editors: Kusakabe, Kyoko, Shrestha, Rajendra, Vee, N. (Eds.)

  • This is a unique book focusing on gender, disaster and land tenure, especially in Asia
  • The case studies from the field stress the importance of land tenure systems during a disaster
  • This new field of interdisciplinary study introduces new areas of research and policy
  • Research focuses on 5 Asian countries: India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Philippines
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This book explores an interdisciplinary field at the intersection of gender and development studies, disaster and land tenure policy. It is well known that women generally have weaker claims to land. But how does that translate to increased vulnerability during disaster? Using case studies from Asia, this book argues that land tenure is a key factor in mitigating the impact of disasters on women. The scale and frequency of disasters have been increasing in recent decades due to human impact on the landscape and climate. Unsustainable farming and land management systems have increased environmental risks and social vulnerabilities. However, around the world the costs of disasters are disproportionately borne by women, due largely to their reduced mobility and lack of control over assets. In post-disaster settings, women’s vulnerabilities increase due to gendered rescue and rehabilitation practices. As such, a gendered approach to land rights is critical to disaster preparedness and recovery.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Gender and Land Tenure in the Context of Disaster

    N., Veena (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

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  • Gender Impact of Large-Scale Deforestation and Oil Palm Plantations Among Indigenous Groups in Sarawak, Malaysia

    Yong, Carol (et al.)

    Pages 15-31

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  • Displacing Women, Resettling Families: Impact of Landslides on Women’s Land Tenure Rights in Sri Lanka

    Herath, Subhangi M. K.

    Pages 33-47

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  • Impact of Flash Floods on a Matrilineal Society in West Sumatra, Indonesia

    Yonariza (et al.)

    Pages 49-59

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  • Urbanization and Disaster: Loss of Women’s Property Ownership in Leh, Ladakh

    Raman, Bhuvaneswari

    Pages 61-73

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Buy this book

eBook 41,64 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-16616-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Softcover 49,99 €
price for India (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-16615-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender and Land Tenure in the Context of Disaster in Asia
Editors
  • Kyoko Kusakabe
  • Rajendra Shrestha
  • N. Vee
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace
Series Volume
21
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), Food and Agriculture Organization
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-16616-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-16616-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-16615-5
Series ISSN
2193-3162
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 112
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 illustrations in colour
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