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Flood of emotions:emotional work and long-term disaster recovery

Whittle, Rebecca and Walker, Marion and Medd, William and Mort, Margaret (2012) Flood of emotions:emotional work and long-term disaster recovery. Emotion, Space and Society, 5 (1). pp. 60-69.

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Abstract

This paper uses concepts of emotion work and emotional labour to explore people’s experiences of the long-term disaster recovery process. It draws on data taken from two qualitative research projects which looked at adults’ and children’s recovery from the floods of June 2007 in Hull, UK. The paper argues that the emotional work of recovery cannot be separated from the physical and practical work of recovering the built environment. It shows that a focus on emotion work can lead to a more nuanced understanding of what recovery actually means and who is involved, leading to the identification of hidden vulnerabilities and a better understanding of the longer timescales involved in the process.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Emotion, Space and Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disasters ; Recovery ; Flooding ; Emotional work ; Hull ; Children and young people
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Educational Research
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
ID Code: 49469
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 18 Aug 2011 09:24
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 22:40
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/49469

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