Representing recovery: How the construction and contestation of needs and priorities can shape long-term outcomes for disaster-affected people

Few, Roger, Marsh, Hazel ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1633-6484, Jain, Garima, Singh, Chandni and Tebboth, Mark ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1193-8080 (2021) Representing recovery: How the construction and contestation of needs and priorities can shape long-term outcomes for disaster-affected people. Progress in Development Studies, 21 (1). pp. 7-25. ISSN 1464-9934

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Abstract

We contend that the representational aspects of recovery play an important but under-researched role in shaping long-term outcomes for disaster-affected populations. Ideas constructed around events, people and processes, and conveyed through discussion, texts and images, are seldom neutral and can be exclusionary in their effect. This review draws insights from literature across multiple disciplines to examine how the representation of needs, roles and approaches to recovery influences the support different social groups receive, their capacities to recover, and their rights and agency. It shows how these representations can be contested and challenged, often by disaster-affected people themselves, and calls for increased attention on how to move creatively towards more informed, inclusive and supportive recovery visions and processes.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Issue published: January 1, 2021
Uncontrolled Keywords: disaster,marginalization,memorialization,recovery,representation,development ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3303
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Water Security Research Centre
University of East Anglia Schools > Faculty of Science > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Climate Change
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Global Environmental Justice
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Health and Disease
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Migration Research Network
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Cultural Politics, Communications & Media
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Language and Communication Studies
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Area Studies
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Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2020 00:48
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2023 01:17
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/77877
DOI: 10.1177/1464993420980939

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