Gendered Fields / Edition 1

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Overview


Applying a feminist and environmentalist approach to her investigation of how the changing global economy affects rural women, Carolyn Sachs focuses on land ownership and use, cropping systems, and women’s work with animals in highly industrialized as well as developing countries.Viewing rural women’s daily lives in a variety of circumstances, Sachs analyzes the rich multiplicity of their experiences in terms of their gender, class, and race. Drawing on historical and contemporary research, rural women’s writings, and in-depth interviews, she shows how environmental degradation results from economic and development practices that disadvantage rural women. In addition, she explores the strategies women use for resistance and survival in the face of these trends.Offering a range of examples from different countries, Gendered Fields will appeal to readers interested in commonalities and differences in women’s knowledge of and interactions with the natural environment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813325200
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/1996
  • Series: Rural Studies
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Lexile: 1420L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 0.51 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Carolyn E. Sachs is associate professor of rural sociology and women’s studies at Pennsylvania State University. She is the author of Invisible Farmers: Women in Agricultural Production (Westview).
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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Photographs
Acknowledgments
1 Situating Rural Women in Theory and Practice 1
2 Feminist Theory and Rural Women 11
3 Rural Women and Nature 29
4 Rural Women's Connections to the Land 45
5 Women's Work with Plants 67
6 Women's Work with Animals 103
7 Women on Family Farms: A Reappraisal 123
8 Global Restructuring, Local Outcomes, and the Reshaping of Rural Women's Work 141
9 Conclusion 177
References 181
About the Book and Author 195
Index 197
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