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Gender, place, and social contacts. Understanding awareness of vulnerability to terrorism

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

KEENAN, K.
Dept. of Political Science, College of Charleston, Charleston, Etats-Unis
HANSON, S.
School of Geography, Clark Univ., Worcester, Etats-Unis


Description :
This article analyses awareness of vulnerability to terrorism in the Boston metropolitan area through gender, place (home and work place), and social contacts. It demonstrates that(1)family networks generated discussions of home preparedness, whereas workplace networks engaged a wider variety of topics; (2) women discussed terrorism more frequently and in greater depth than did men; and (3) women heard more preparedness messages for the home than did men, whereas men undertook preparedness activities external to the home. It concludes that these conversations help urban emergency managers and risk-hazards geographers promote rational dialogue and action vis-à-vis terrorism.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Urban geography, issn : 0272-3638, 2013, vol. 34, n°. 5, p. 634-656, nombre de pages : 23, Références bibliographiques : 4 p.

Date :
2013

Editeur :
Pays édition : Etats-Unis, Silver Spring, MD, Winston

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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