Exercising Time Geography in gender and disaster. Discourse through Women Headed Household experience during drought

Author: , , , , and
Key words: , , , , , , ,
Issue: Volume 16, Issue 1, 2022

Abstract


Time Geography is a boundary-oriented approach to understanding human activity in space and time. In this study, this concept is implemented to identify the daily activities of Women Headed Household (WHH) and their survival strategies in drought disasters and to understand their root causes through analysing capability, coupling, and authority constraints. This research starts to fill the gap in knowledge of the Time Geography in “Gender and Disaster”. The combination of Time Geography’s daily diary technique with in-depth interviews is used to understand the constraining and enabling conditions in local contexts. The results show that the socio-economic characteristics of WHH in Gunung Butak Hamlet, Java, Indonesia, tended to be homogeneous and formed a pattern of daily activity with low variation. Likewise, their strategy in dealing with drought. The three geographical constraints faced by WHH in this hamlet are interrelated and do not stand alone.

Full text


Permalink (doi)



Authors Affiliations


Alia Fajarwati* (1), Sukamdi, Dyah Rahmawati Hizbaron (1), Umi Listyaningsih (1), Zara Hadijah (1), Pinta Rachmadani (1)

(1) Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
* Corresponding author
Email: aliafajar@ugm.ac.id

References


Alaszewski, A. (2011a), “Researching Diaries”, Using Diaries for Social Research, p. 24–45.
Alaszewski, A. (2011b). “The Development and Use of Diaries in: Using Diaries for Social Research”, SAGE Research Methods, vol. 18, no. 2, p. 1–21.
Bartlett, R. (2012), “Modifying the Diary Interview Method to Research the Lives of People with Dementia”, Qualitative Health Research, vol. 22, no. 12, p. 1717–1726.
Das, B.M. and Hatzfeldt, G. (2017), The Rising Tide a New Look at Water and Gender, Washington, DC.
Ellegard, K. (1999), “A time-geographical approach to the study of everyday life of individuals – a challenge of complexity”, GeoJurnal, vol. 48, no. 3, p. 167–175.
Ellegård, K. (2018), Thinking Time Geography Concepts, Methods, and Applications, Routledge, London.
Estrada, S.L. (2002), “Work, Gender, and Space: Women’s Home-Based Work in Tijuana, Mexico”, Journal of Developing Societies, vol. 18, no. 2–3, p. 169–195.
Ettema, D., Schwanen, T. and Timmermans, H. (2007), “The effect of location, mobility and socio-demographic factors on task and time allocation of households”, Transportation, vol. 34, no. 1, p. 89–105.
Fischer, A. (2016), Hope dries up? Women and Girls coping with Drought and Climate Change in Mozambique, viewed 15 January 2022, www.care-international.org.
Fortuijn, J.D. (1999), “Daily life of elderly women in a rural area in The Netherlands”, GeoJurnal, vol. 48, no. 3, p. 187–193.
Isaksson, C. and Ellegård, K. (2015), “Dividing or sharing? A time-geographical examination of eating, labour, and energy consumption in Sweden”, Energy Research and Social Science, Elsevier Ltd., vol. 10, p. 180–191.
Jensen, K.B. (2014), “Space-Time Geography of female live-in child domestic workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh”, Children’s Geographies, vol. 12, no. 2, p. 154–169.
Kaun, A. (2010), “Open-Ended Online Diaries: Capturing Life as it is Narrated”, International Journal of Qualitative Methods, vol. 9, no. 2, p. 133–148.
Kim, K. and Lee, M. (2015), “Depressive symptoms of older adults living alone: The role of community characteristics”, International Journal of Aging and Human Development, vol. 80, no. 3, p. 248–263.
King, R. and Della Puppa, F. (2020), “Times of Work and Social Life: Bangladeshi Migrants in Northeast Italy and London”, International Migration Reviews, p. 1–29.
Kwan, M.P. (1999), “Gender and Individual Access to Urban Opportunities: A Study Using Space–Time Measures”, Professional Geographer, vol. 51, no. 2, p. 210–227.
Kwan, M.P. (2000), “Gender differences in space-time constraints”, Area, vol. 32, no. 2, p. 145–156.
Lenntorp, B. (1999), “Time-geography – at the end of its beginning”, GeoJournal, vol. 48, no. 3, p. 155–158.
McQuoid, J. and Dijst, M. (2012), “Bringing emotions to Time Geography: The case of mobilities of poverty”, Journal of Transport Geography, Elsevier Ltd, vol. 23, p. 26–34.
Mehta, V. and Sai, H. (2021), “Freedom of Movement: Studying Women’s Mobility in North India”, Urbanisation, vol. 6, no. 1_suppl, p. S77–S114.
Miller, H.J. (2017), “Time Geography and Space-Time Prism”, International Encyclopedia of Geography, p. 1–19.
Mui, A.C. (1998), “Living Alone and Depression Among Older Chinese Immigrants”, Journal of Gerontological Social Work, vol. 30, no. 3–4, p. 147–166.
Neutens, T., Witlox, F., Weghe, N. Van De and Maeyer, P.H.De. (2007), “Space – time opportunities for multiple agents: a constraint ‐ based approach”, International Journal of Geographical Information Science, vol. 21, no. 10, p. 1061–1076.
Pred, A. (1977), “The Choreography of Existence: Comments on Hägerstrand’s Time-Geography and Its Usefulness”, Economic Geography, vol. 53, no. 2.
Ranade, S. (2007), “The way she moves; Mapping the everyday production of gender-space”, Economic and Political Weekly, vol. 42, no. 17, p. 1519–1526.
Ritsema van Eck, J., Burghouwt, G. and Dijst, M. (2005), “Lifestyles, spatial configurations and quality of life in daily travel: An explorative simulation study”, Journal of Transport Geography, vol. 13, no. 2, p. 123–134.
Rokach, A. (2001), “Strategies of coping with loneliness throughout the lifespan”, Current Psychology, vol. 20, no. l, p. 225–244.
Rokach, A., Orzeck, T. and Neto, F. (2004), “Coping with loneliness in old age: A cross-cultural comparison”, Current Psychology, vol. 23, no. 2, p. 124–137.
Sahu, B. (2018) ‘Household drought coping, food insecurity and women in Odisha’, Economic and Political Weekly, 53(17), pp. 70–78.
Scholten, C., Friberg, T. and Sanden, A. (2012), “Re-Reading Time-Geography from a Gender Perspective: Examples from Gendered mobility”, Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, vol. 103, no. 5, p. 584–600.
Schwanen, T., Dijst, M. and Kwan, M.P. (2008), “ICTS and the decoupling of everyday activities, space and time: Introduction”, Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, vol. 99, no. 5, p. 519–527.
Singh, A. and Misra, N. (2009), “Loneliness, depression and sociability in old age”, Industrial Psychiatry Journal, vol. 18, no. 1, p. 51.
Srivastava, S., Debnath, P. Shri, N. and Muhammad, T. (2021), “The association of widowhood and living alone with depression among older adults in India”, Scientific Reports. Nature Publishing Group UK, vol. 11, no. 1, p. 1–13.
Staeheli, L.A. and Martin, P.M. (2000), “Spaces for Feminism in Geography”, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, vol. 571, no. 1.
Stuyck, K., Luyten, S., Kesteloot, C., Meert, H. and Peleman, K. (2008), “A Geography of Gender Relations: Role Patterns in the Context of Different Regional Industrial Development”, Regional Studies, vol. 42, no. 1, p. 69–82.
Suryanti, E.D., Sudibyakto and Baiquni, M. (2010), “Strategi Adaptasi Ekologis Masyarakat di Kawasan Karst Gunungsewu dalam Mengatasi Bencana Kekeringan (Studi kasus Kecamatan Tepus, Kabupaten Gunungkidul)”, Jurnal Kebencanaan Indonesia, p. 658–674.
Šveda, M. and Madajová, M. (2012), “Changing Concepts of Time Geography in the Era of Information and Communication Technologies”, Acta Universitatis Palackianae, vol. 43, no. 1, p. 15–30, viewed 12 March 2022, shorturl.at/dikvC.
The Regional Disaster Management Agency of Gunungkidul Regency (2019), Data Wilayah Kekeringan Dari Kecamatan di Gunungkidul 2019, viewed 20 December 2019, https://bpbd.gunungkidulkab.go.id.
Thulin, E. and Vilhelmson, B. (2012), “The Virtualization of Urban Young People’s Mobility Practices: A Time-Geographic Typology”, Geografiska Annaler Series B Human, vol. 94, no. 4, p. 391–403.
Xu, Q., Norstrand, J.A. and Du, Y. (2015), “Effects of living alone on social capital and health among older adults in China”, International Journal of Aging and Human Development, vol. 82, no. 1, p. 30–53.

This post has already been read 2747 times!

About journal

Title: Human Geographies - Journal of Studies and Research in Human Geography
ISSN online: 2067-2284
ISSN print: 1843-6587
Imprint: University of Bucharest
Frequency: Biannual (May&November)
First volume: 1/2007
Current volume: 16/2022
Language: English
Indexed in: SCOPUS, ERIH PLUS, EBSCO (SocINDEX), ProQuest (Social Science Journals, SciTech Journals, Natural Science Journals), Index Copernicus, National Technical Information Service (NTiS), Bodleian Libraries, ExLibris SFX, DOAJ, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Library, Google Scholar, Ulrich
Creative Commons License


EDITORS


Prof. dr. Liliana Dumitrache
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Geography- Human and Economic Geography Department, 1 Nicolae Balcescu Av., 010041, Bucharest, Romania

Dr. Daniela Dumbrăveanu
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Geography- Human and Economic Geography Department, 1 Nicolae Balcescu Av., 010041, Bucharest, Romania

Dr. Mariana Nae
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Geography- Human and Economic Geography Department, 1 Nicolae Balcescu Av., 010041, Bucharest, Romania

Dr. Gabriel Simion
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Geography- Human and Economic Geography Department, 1 Nicolae Balcescu Av., 010041, Bucharest, Romania

SCImago Journal & Country Rank