Change of Gender and Intergenerational Relations in Mud Affected Households in East Java, Indonesia
12 July 2009

Mud volcano eruption in Porong, East Java, Indonesia in May 2006 has forced more than 40,000 people to migrate. The huge scale of its impacts (see: mud flow impact) has invited debates among scientists, policy makers and community organizers. Some are focusing on nature of disasters (natural vs unnatural) or its environmental effects (Davies et al. 2007; Mazzini et al. 2007; Manga 2007; Davies et al. 2008; Abidin H.Z et al. 2008; Satyana al. 2008; Tingay et al. 2008; Mazzini et al. 2009; Sawolo et al. 2009; Istadi et al. 2009; Fukushima et al. 2009), some dealing with social-political management of the disaster (Schiller et al. 2008; Muhtada 2008), and some other on social and economic impacts of the disaster to local economy (McMichael 2009). While those contribute to give a clear picture of the nature of the problem, they are occupied either on technical aspect of disaster or on socio-economic-political aspects at macro/aggregation level. So far, there is no literature dealing with the disaster impacts at micro level, such as families and households, where relations among individuals are likely affected by the loss of homes and of livelihood due to the disaster.

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