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dc.contributor.authorBlake, DDen_US
dc.contributor.authorMarlowe, Jen_US
dc.contributor.authorJohnston, Den_US
dc.date.available2017-09-06en_US
dc.date.issued2017-09-06en_US
dc.identifierhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221242091730242Xen_US
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 2017, 25 pp. 283 - 288en_US
dc.identifier.issn2212-4209en_US
dc.description.abstractBeing prepared for a disaster is an important strategy for reducing physical, social, psychological and cultural harm. Preparedness practices mitigate the immediate impacts of a disaster while also enabling people to respond to and cope with any ongoing consequences. However, not all people have the ability to prepare. This paper queries how preparedness discourses impact on people without financial means, capacity or support to prepare. The work situates preparedness within a neoliberal system that is preoccupied with risk management as an economic cost reducing exercise. It highlights that without the ability to feel safe and achieve ontological security in a disaster, people can experience instability and mental health is compromised. It questions disaster preparedness texts that produce a form of structural violence, preventing the ability to have needs meet, while privileging agency to some and denying it to others. Government documents and preparedness websites from Aotearoa/New Zealand are outlined to highlight the frequently ignored preparedness needs of vulnerable groups. The role of research in preparedness activities is also discussed. People working in the emergency management space should contest the socio-political conditions that produce increased risk for disadvantaged groups.en_US
dc.format.extent283 - 288en_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)en_US
dc.subjectDisadvantageen_US
dc.subjectPovertyen_US
dc.subjectOntological securityen_US
dc.subjectStructural violenceen_US
dc.subjectVulnerableen_US
dc.titleGet prepared: Discourse for the privileged?en_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.citation.volume25en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.09.012en_US
dc.description.confidentialfalseen_US
dc.identifier.elements-id378435
dc.relation.isPartOfInternational Journal of Disaster Risk Reductionen_US
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University
dc.identifier.harvestedMassey_Dark
pubs.notesNot knownen_US
dc.subject.anzsrc0502 Environmental Science and Managementen_US
dc.subject.anzsrc1117 Public Health and Health Servicesen_US
dc.subject.anzsrc1604 Human Geographyen_US


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