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This is one of the first books to address how gender plays a role in helping to achieve the sustainable use of natural resources The contributions collected here deal with the struggles of women and men to negotiate such forces as global environmental change, economic development pressures, discrimination and stereotyping about the roles of women and men, and diminishing access to natural resourcesnot in the abstract but in everyday life Contributors are concerned with the lived complexities of the relationship between gender and sustainability Bringing together case studies from Asia and Latin America, this valuable collection adds new knowledge to our understanding of the interplay between local and global processes Organized broadly by three major issuesforests, water, and fisheriesthe scholarship ranges widely the gender dimensions of the illegal trade in wildlife in Vietnam women and development issues along the Ganges River the role of gender in sustainable fishing in the Philippines womens inclusion in community forestry in India gender based confrontations and resistance in Mexican fisheries environmentalism and gender in Ecuador and womens roles in managing water scarcity in Bolivia and addressing sustainability in shrimp farming in the Mekong Delta Together these chapters show why gender issues are important for understanding how communities and populations deal daily with the challenges of globalization and environmental change Through their rich ethnographic research, the contributors demonstrate that gender analysis offers useful insights into how a sustainable world can be negotiatedone household and one community at a time Contributors Stephanie Buechler Mara Luz Cruz Torres Linda DAmico Georgina Drew James Eder Lisa L Gezon Pamela McElwee Neera Singh Hong Anh Vu Amber Wutich...

Title : Gender and Sustainability: Lessons from Asia and Latin America
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ISBN : 081653795X
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : University of Arizona Press 1 edition October 17, 2017
Number of Pages : 272 pages
File Size : 973 KB
Status : Available For Download
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