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Gender and wildfire: Landscapes of uncertainty at the wildland-urban interface in southeast Australia and west coast USA

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In pursuit of lifestyle change, affordable property, and proximity to nature, people from all walks of life are moving to the wildland-urban interface. Tragic wildfires and a predicted increase in high fire danger weather with climate change have triggered concern for the safety of such amenity-led migrants in wildfire-prone landscapes. This paper examines wildfire awareness and preparedness amongst women, men, households, and communities at the interface between city and beyond. It is based on in situ interviews and surveys conducted over the past six years in two regions where wildfires are common and disastrous: southeast Australia and west coast United States. It follows women’s and men’s stories of surviving, fighting, evacuating, living and working with wildfire to reveal the intimate inner workings of wildfire response and especially the culturally and historically distinct gender relations that underpin wildfire resilience.
Wildfire is revealed as much more than a ‘natural’ hazard. It is far from gender-neutral. Rather, wildfire is an important means through which traditional gender roles and power relations are maintained despite changing social circumstances. Women’s and men’s subjectivities are shaped by varying senses of inclusion, exclusion, engagement and disengagement with wildfire management. This leads to the reproduction of gender identities with clear ramifications for if, how and to what extent women and men prepare for wildfire. When historical wildfire fatality trends are compared with current-day intended plans of action, a frightening correlation emerges between the gender split in activities at time of death historically and women’s and men’s intended actions during wildfire today. This points to important gaps in policy history and engagement programs aimed at building wildfire resilient communities.
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Eriksen, Christine. "Gender and wildfire: Landscapes of uncertainty at the wildland-urban interface in southeast Australia and west coast USA" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASEH Conference – San Francisco, Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel, San Francisco, California, <Not Available>. 2014-12-10 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p680635_index.html>

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Eriksen, C. "Gender and wildfire: Landscapes of uncertainty at the wildland-urban interface in southeast Australia and west coast USA" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ASEH Conference – San Francisco, Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel, San Francisco, California <Not Available>. 2014-12-10 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p680635_index.html

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Abstract: In pursuit of lifestyle change, affordable property, and proximity to nature, people from all walks of life are moving to the wildland-urban interface. Tragic wildfires and a predicted increase in high fire danger weather with climate change have triggered concern for the safety of such amenity-led migrants in wildfire-prone landscapes. This paper examines wildfire awareness and preparedness amongst women, men, households, and communities at the interface between city and beyond. It is based on in situ interviews and surveys conducted over the past six years in two regions where wildfires are common and disastrous: southeast Australia and west coast United States. It follows women’s and men’s stories of surviving, fighting, evacuating, living and working with wildfire to reveal the intimate inner workings of wildfire response and especially the culturally and historically distinct gender relations that underpin wildfire resilience.
Wildfire is revealed as much more than a ‘natural’ hazard. It is far from gender-neutral. Rather, wildfire is an important means through which traditional gender roles and power relations are maintained despite changing social circumstances. Women’s and men’s subjectivities are shaped by varying senses of inclusion, exclusion, engagement and disengagement with wildfire management. This leads to the reproduction of gender identities with clear ramifications for if, how and to what extent women and men prepare for wildfire. When historical wildfire fatality trends are compared with current-day intended plans of action, a frightening correlation emerges between the gender split in activities at time of death historically and women’s and men’s intended actions during wildfire today. This points to important gaps in policy history and engagement programs aimed at building wildfire resilient communities.


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