Akademska godina


Naziv kolegija
Disasters and inequalities

Vrsta studija
Diplomski sveučilišni
ECTS bodova

Jezik kolegija
Kolegij vidljiv

Nositelji kolegija
Ime i prezime
Karin Doolan
Izvođači nastave
Ime i prezime
Opis kolegija

Tierney (2019) has pointed out that disasters are a frequent occurrence across the globe: between 1996 and 2005, an estimated 1.5 million people were killed in disasters worldwide and many more were negatively affected by them both in terms of their health and material conditions. Globally, the most frequent disasters are floods, followed by droughts and storms, with earthquakes somewhat less frequent. In addition, over the last year we have all witnessed the COVID-19 pandemic. There are many different emphases in the study of disasters, however this course engages with a core sociological concern: how disasters intersect with and expose existing inequalities  as well as create new ones along the lines of social class, gender, ethnicity, and age. More specifically, we will be examining, from a social and climate justice perspective, how disasters such as floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and pandemics do not affect everyone equally and how they often have the most detrimental effects for the poor, racial and ethnic minorities and the elderly.