Women Working In The Environment: Resourceful Natures / Edition 1

Women Working In The Environment: Resourceful Natures / Edition 1

by Carolyn E. Sachs
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Taylor & Francis


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Women Working In The Environment: Resourceful Natures / Edition 1

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781560326298
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/28/1997
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 330
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contents 1.Introduction:Connecting Women and Environment PART ONE:GENDER DIVISIONS OF LABOR IN AGRICUlTURE, MINING AND FISHING COMMUNITIES 2.Women's Forest Work in Laos 3.The Underground Proving Ground:Women and Men in an Appalachian Coal Mine 4.Gender, Culture, and the Sea: Contemporary Theoretical Approaches 5.Women's Status in Peasant-level Fishing PART TWO PROPERTY RITES:ACCESS TO LAND AND WATER 6.Women and Irrigation in Highland Peru 7.Rural Women and Irrigation:Patriarchy, Class, and the Modernizing State in South India 8.Women as Rice Sharecroppers in Madagascar 9.Subsistenceand the Single Woman Among the Amuesha of hte Upper Amazon, Peru PART THREE: WOMEN'S KNOWLEDGE, WORK, AND STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABILITY 10.Women and Livestock, Fodder, and Uncultivated Land in Pakistan: A Summary of Role Responsibilities 11.Gender, Seeds, and Biodiveristy 12.Women and Agroforestry:Four Myths and Three Case Studies PART FOUR: THE GENDERING OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS 13.Men, Women, and the Environment:An Examination of the Gender Gap in Environemntal Concern and Activism 14.Making a Big Stink:Women's Work, Women's Relationships and Toxic Waste Activism PART FIVE:POLICY ALTERNATIVES 15.Women and International Forestry Development 16.Women and Community Forestry in Nepal:Expectations and Realities 17.Integrating Gender Diverse and Interdisciplinary Professionals into Traditional U.S. Department of Agriculture-Forest Service Culture

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