Gendered Fields (Heftet)

Rural Women, Agriculture, And Environment

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 1996
Antall sider: 224
Forlag: Taylor & Francis Inc
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780813325200
Kategori: Teknologi, transport og landbruk og Kulturhistorie
Omtale Gendered Fields
Applying a feminist and environmentalist approach to her investigation of how the changing global economy affects rural women, Carolyn Sachs focuses on land ownership and use, cropping systems, and women's work with animals in highly industrialized as well as developing countries.Viewing rural women's daily lives in a variety of circumstances, Sachs analyzes the rich multiplicity of their experiences in terms of their gender, class, and race. Drawing on historical and contemporary research, rural women's writings, and in-depth interviews, she shows how environmental degradation results from economic and development practices that disadvantage rural women. In addition, she explores the strategies women use for resistance and survival in the face of these trends.Offering a range of examples from different countries, Gendered Fields will appeal to readers interested in commonalities and differences in women's knowledge of and interactions with the natural environment.

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