This book is about the gender dimensions of natural resource exploitation and management, with a focus on Asia. It explores the uneasy negotiations between theory, policy and practice that are often evident within the realm of gender, environment and natural resource management, especially where gender is understood as a political, negotiated and contested element of social relationships. It offers a critical feminist perspective on gender relations and natural resource management in the context of contemporary policy concerns: decentralized governance, the elimination of poverty and the 'mainstreaming' of gender.
Through a combination of strong conceptual argument and empirical material from a variety of political economic and ecological contexts (including Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam), the book examines gender-environment linkages within shifting configurations of resource access and control. The book will serve as a core resource for students of gender studies and natural resource management, and as supplementary reading for a wide range of disciplines including geography, environmental studies, sociology and development. It also provides a stimulating collection of ideas for professionals looking to incorporate gender issues within their practice in sustainable development.
Published with IDRC.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 284
Weight: 458 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
"There has been no book published in the last decade that takes a synoptic look at gender-environment issues while bridging theoretical, policy and practice concerns. This book will both fill that gap and bring the debate up to date." - Melissa Leach, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK
"I will use it in the course I teach on gender and natural resources. The book will also be excellent for more general courses on environmental or natural resource management that want to include a gender perspective." - Margreet Zwarteveen, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
"It covers case studies from South and Southeast Asia providing rich and insightful issues in natural resource management that will be of great benefit to scholars, researchers and graduate students... It re-invigorates gender as a powerful analytical concept. In the book, the editors set out to put politics - issues of power, access and control - firmly back into gender analyses. They have been successful." - Water Alternatives
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