Gendered invisible urban resilience

Authored by: Hanna A. Ruszczyk

The Routledge Handbook of Urban Resilience

Print publication date:  December  2019
Online publication date:  November  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138583597
eBook ISBN: 9780429506666
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429506666-20

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Abstract

Women and men are often missing in discussions focused on urban resilience. I argue that urban resilience should also be linked with gendered aspects of the city. The vital yet invisible (Escobar 2012) role of women who serve as providers of social, environmental and financial resilience (Katz 2004, 2010) in cities of the urban South warrants consideration. Using a case study based on one of the largest cities in Nepal (Bharatpur), a conceptual space is created to showcase the invisible role of women in the city.

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