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Women Working In The Environment: Resourceful Natures / Edition 1

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Based on theoretical insights from ecofeminism, women and development, and postmodernism, and the convincing empirical work of numerous scholars, this book is organized around five aspects of gender relationships with the environment: Part I-gender divisions of labor, Part 2-property rights, Part 3-knowledge and strategies for sustainability, Part 4-environmental and social movements, and Part 5- policy alternatives. Examining women's relationship with the environment using these five dimensions provides concrete, material examples of how women work with, control, know, and affect the environment and natural resources.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560326298
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 330
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction: Connecting Women and the Environment 1
Ch. 2 Women's Forest Work in Laos 15
Ch. 3 The Underground Proving Ground: Women and Men in an Appalachian Coal Mine 31
Ch. 4 Gender, Culture, and the Sea: Contemporary Theoretical Approaches 49
Ch. 5 Women's Status in Peasant-Level Fishing 65
Ch. 6 Women and Irrigation in Highland Peru 85
Ch. 7 Rural Women and Irrigation: Patriarchy, Class, and the Modernizing State in South India 103
Ch. 8 Women as Rice Sharecroppers in Madagascar 127
Ch. 9 Subsistence and the Single Woman Among the Amuesha of the Upper Amazon, Peru 139
Ch. 10 Women and Livestock, Fodder, and Uncultivated Land in Pakistan 157
Ch. 11 Gender, Seeds, and Biodiversity 177
Ch. 12 Women and Agroforestry: Four Myths and Three Case Studies 193
Ch. 13 Mean, Women, and the Environment: An Examination of the Gender Gap in Environmental Concern and Activism 215
Ch. 14 Making a Big Stink: Women's Work, Women's Relationships, and Toxic Waste Activism 241
Ch. 15 Women and International Forestry Development 267
Ch. 16 Women and Community Forestry in Nepal: Expectations and Realities 277
Ch. 17 Integrating Gender Diverse and Interdisciplinary Professionals into Traditional U.S. Department of Agriculture-Forest Service Culture 293
Index 309
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