Women Reclaiming Sustainable Livelihoods: Spaces Lost, Spaces Gained

Women Reclaiming Sustainable Livelihoods: Spaces Lost, Spaces Gained

by Wendy Harcourt


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This volume highlights women's work sustaining local economies and environments, particularly in response to the current food, fuel and climate crises. It includes women's role in the green entrepreneurship, women's reproductive and productive work in the care economy, and a further examination of eco feminist debates.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230316485
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 04/26/2012
Series: Gender, Development and Social Change
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

LILIANA ACERO Independent feminist researcher based in Brazil and working in the areas of development, technology, gender and sexuality, from a sociological and psychological perspective SABRINA AGUIARI President of Punti di Vista, a community based organisation working for food security, gender equality and peace based in Bolsena, Italy GRETCHEN BLOOM Gender and development expert working for many years with UN agencies based in Rome, Italy where she continues to undertake consultancies and teaching in gender and development IRENE DANKELMAN Lecturer/Researcher at Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands and environmental activist working in the area of environment and sustainable development, including for the UN SOMA KISHORE PARTHASARATHY Independent Public Policy Professional and activist for gender and economic justice based in India with an expertise on gender and microfinance SUMI KRISHNA Independent Feminist Scholar and writer based in Bangalore, India, who also served as President of the Indian Association for Women's Studies from 2005-08 MWAJUMA MASAIGANAH Director and Secretary General of the Training and Research Support Centre (TARSC) Tanzania, Chairperson for Bagamoyo District NGO Network (BANGONET), Chairperson of Bagamoyo Women Development Network, and Chairperson of pMTCT National Sub-Committee RHIANNAON PYBURN Member of the Social Development and Gender Equity (SDGE) team at the Royal Tropical Institute - Development Policy & Practice, Amsterdam, The Netherlands ARUNA RAO Co-founder and Executive Director of Gender at Work based in Washington, USA, gender and institutional change expert with over 25 years' experience of addressing gender issues in a variety of development organizations, primarily in Asia MOLLY SCOTT-CATO Reader in Green Economics at the Cardiff School of Management, Director of Wales Institute for Research into Co-operatives and a green economist and expert in social economy KATHLEEN SEXSMITH PhD candidate at Cornell University, USA, also worked as a researcher in the Sustainable Markets and Responsible Trade program at the International Institute for Sustainable Development, Canada JOSINE STREMMELAAR Coordinator of the Knowledge Programme of Hivos, The Netherlands, which aims at developing knowledge on issues central to the work of civil society organizations and for the development sector at large NOORTJE VERHART Member of the Social Development and Gender Equity (SDGE) team at the Royal Tropical Institute - Development Policy & Practice, Amsterdam, The Netherlands MICHELA ZUCCA Anthropologist and founder of the International Network of Mountain Women, specializes in popular culture, gender studies, and has worked on sustainable development in rural marginal areas under taking training, cultural identity and evaluation since 1993

Table of Contents

Preface; W.Harcourt Introduction Women Reclaiming Sustainable Livelihoods; W.Harcourt & J.Stremmelaar Redefining Sustainable Livelihoods; S.Krishna PARTI: FRAMING GENDER AND LIVELIHOOD CONCERNS TODAY Women Advocating for Gender Equality and Sustainable Livelihoods on the Global Stage; I.Dankelman Towards Gender Equality in Global Sustainable Consumption and Production Agreements; K.Sexsmith Gender Equality in Certified Agricultural Value Chains; N.Verhart & R.Pyburn Global Agricultural Policies, Institutional Interventions and Women's Livelihoods; A.Rao Global Institutions Try to Get it Right: An Insider's Perspective; G.Bloom PART II: GENDER AND LIVELIHOODS IN PLACE Your Caring Sharing Co-op: Women, Work and Sustainability in a Polanyian Paradigm; M.S.Cato Gender and Sustainable Livelihoods in India: 'Side-stream'/'Mainstream'; S.Krishna The Dream Merchants Have No Clothes: Women's Rights and Empowerment in the Micro Finance Regime; S.K.Parthasarathy The Cost of Peace: Exploring Opportunities for Women's Livelihoods in Post Conflict Settings; S.Aguiari Sustaining Women's and Community Livelihoods in Rural Tanzania; M.Masaiganah Sustainable Livelihoods and Gender in the Marginal Alpine Communities of Trentino; M.Zucca Indigenous Women Claiming Their Land; M.B.Rius PART III: EMERGING ISSUES FOR GENDER AND LIVELIHOODS Biocapital, Biopolitics and Biosocialities: Reframing Health, Livelihoods and Environments with New Genetics and Biotechnology; L.Acero Gender and Sustainable Livelihoods in Urban Honiara; A.Lacey Gender and Climate Justice; A.Agostino & R.Lizarde Epilogue Green Washing Warnings; W.Harcourt

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