(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

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

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KEENAN K. (1) ; HANSON S. (2) ;
(1) Dept. of Political Science, College of Charleston, Charleston, ETATS-UNIS
(2) School of Geography, Clark Univ., Worcester, ETATS-UNIS


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


Article of periodic

published at : Urban geography / ISSN 0272-3638

Editor : Winston, Silver Spring, MD - ETATS-UNIS (1980)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 34, no5 [pp. 634-656]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 4 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/02723638.2013.778707

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