Qualitative Research in Hazards Geography

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Sponsor Groups: Hazards, Risks, and Disasters Specialty Group, Qualitative Research Specialty Group
Organizers: Brendan Lavy, Elyse Zavar
Chairs: Brendan Lavy

Call for Submissions

A decade ago, DeLyser et al. (2010, 1) proclaimed, “The early twenty-first century marks a marvelous time for qualitative geography.” Today, growth in the use and acceptance of qualitative methodologies across the discipline is self-evident, and hazard and disaster scholars continue to make important contributions to the advancement of qualitative geography. In particular, the use of qualitative methodologies has contributed to current theoretical debates in hazards geography and shaped policy, informed management objectives, and supported decision making at multiple scales. As more hazard and disaster scholars employ a range of qualitative methodologies to understand the complexities communities face in preparing for, mitigating against, and recovering from disaster events, and ultimately increasing community resilience, this session is designed to highlight the use of qualitative research in hazards geography broadly conceived and spark discussion among qualitative researchers. We seek paper presentations from geographers and others working at the intersections of hazards, disasters, and risk, who use qualitative methods.

If you are interested in participating in this session, please send your abstract to the organizers Brendan Lavy (brendan.lavy@utrgv.edu) and Elyse Zavar (elyse.zavar@unt.edu) by October 9, 2019.

References
DeLyser, D., S. Herbert, S. Aitken, M. Crang, and L. McDowell. 2010. Introduction: Engaging Qualitative Geography. In DeLyser, D., S. Herbert, S. Aitken, M. Crang, and L. McDowell (eds.) The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Geography Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


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A decade ago, DeLyser et al. (2010, 1) proclaimed, “The early twenty-first century marks a marvelous time for qualitative geography.” Today, growth in the use and acceptance of qualitative methodologies across the discipline is self-evident, and hazard and disaster scholars continue to make important contributions to the advancement of qualitative geography. In particular, the use of qualitative methodologies has contributed to current theoretical debates in hazards geography and shaped policy, informed management objectives, and supported decision making at multiple scales. As more hazard and disaster scholars employ a range of qualitative methodologies to understand the complexities communities face in preparing for, mitigating against, and recovering from disaster events, and ultimately increasing community resilience, this session is designed to highlight the use of qualitative research in hazards geography broadly conceived and spark discussion among qualitative researchers. We seek paper presentations from geographers and others working at the intersections of hazards, disasters, and risk, who use qualitative methods.

References
DeLyser, D., S. Herbert, S. Aitken, M. Crang, and L. McDowell. 2010. Introduction: Engaging Qualitative Geography. In DeLyser, D., S. Herbert, S. Aitken, M. Crang, and L. McDowell (eds.) The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Geography Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


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