#5 The Politics of Vulnerability

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the concept of vulnerability has played an increasing role in our discourse. Phrases like ‘the vulnerable’, ‘vulnerable groups’, and ‘the most vulnerable in society’ capture our attention in many a headline and daily briefing. But what impact does this vague use of the word have on our ideas about vulnerability? AsContinue reading “#5 The Politics of Vulnerability”

#3 The Gendered Dimensions of Disaster

Are we looking through the wrong end of the microscope? This week I have had several conversations with friends working in education that have shocked me. They told me numerous stories of the hardships they are observing in their roles during the pandemic: families increasingly reliant on food vouchers to survive, heightened financial pressures onContinue reading “#3 The Gendered Dimensions of Disaster”

#2 The Disaster Cycle

Welcome back! As mentioned in my previous post, this blog will be introducing a snippet of disaster theory, and placing it in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic. In this post, we will be talking about models – no, I do not mean the ones on Instagram. Models of disaster management. Modelling Disasters: WhatContinue reading “#2 The Disaster Cycle”