Gendered Fields / Edition 1

Gendered Fields / Edition 1

by Carolyn E Sachs
     
 


Applying a feminist and environmentalist approach to her investigation of how the changing global economy affects rural women, Carolyn Sachs analyzes the multiplicity of their experiences in terms of gender, class, and race. She shows how environmental degradation results from economic and development practices that disadvantage rural women, and explores the… See more details below

Overview


Applying a feminist and environmentalist approach to her investigation of how the changing global economy affects rural women, Carolyn Sachs analyzes the multiplicity of their experiences in terms of gender, class, and race. She shows how environmental degradation results from economic and development practices that disadvantage rural women, and explores the strategies women use for resistance and survival in the face of these trends.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813325200
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
03/01/1996
Series:
Rural Studies
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
0.51(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)
Lexile:
1420L (what's this?)

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).

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Photographs
Acknowledgments
1Situating Rural Women in Theory and Practice1
2Feminist Theory and Rural Women11
3Rural Women and Nature29
4Rural Women's Connections to the Land45
5Women's Work with Plants67
6Women's Work with Animals103
7Women on Family Farms: A Reappraisal123
8Global Restructuring, Local Outcomes, and the Reshaping of Rural Women's Work141
9Conclusion177
References181
About the Book and Author195
Index197

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