Women's Land Rights and Privatization in Eastern Africa - Eastern Africa Series (Hardback)
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Women's Land Rights and Privatization in Eastern Africa - Eastern Africa Series (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 20/11/2008
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This volume focuses on the impact on women's land rights from the contemporary drive towards the formulation and implementation of land tenure reforms which aim primarily at the private registration of land. It is solidly grounded in the findings from seven case studies, all based on in-depth qualitative research, from various regions of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. The detailed, local level research in this volume not only challenges the status quo, but demonstrates that another world is possible and documents the many ways women in Eastern Africa are finding to ensure their rights to land. BIRGIT ENGLERT is Assistant Professor in the Department of African Studies at the University of Vienna, Austria; ELIZABETH DALEY is an independent land consultant. Uganda: Fountain Publishers(PB); Kenya: EAEP(PB); Tanzania: E&D Vision Publishing(PB)

Publisher: James Currey
ISBN: 9781847016119
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 396 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
An important study of the intertwined relationships among privatization, gender relations, and women's land rights in Eastern Africa. AFRICAN STUDIES REVIEW A highly recommendable book for review and critical reflection by those wishing to understand and contribute to present and future efforts in pursuit of gender equality in eastern Africa. [...] A well- researched and progressive exploration of a pressing global issue that captures the geographical and sociological variation of the topic at hand. PAMBAZUKA NEWS The fact that nuanced gendered arguments hold central sway in these contributions makes the book all the more important and unique, as 'gender' is a theme increasingly suffering from mainstreaming fatigue and dilution. [...] The detail on policy content and delivery of contextual specificities is, however, unprecedented. The book will therefore provide an invaluable advocacy resource for NGOs and networks looking to consider seriously men and women of all ages in a land rights policy initiative, an activity that will only expand given the rising importance of rural-urban migration and climate change, particularly in East Africa. DEVELOPMENT POLICY REVIEW This is an exciting new collection from an impressive generation of young scholars. Their focus on Eastern Africa makes great sense, geographically, historically and thematically, for the countries discussed in this volume have all undergone similar land reform and privatization processes in recent years - Robin Palmer

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