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Title Women reclaiming sustainable livelihoods : spaces lost, spaces gained / edited by Wendy Harcourt
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 275 pages)
Series Gender, development and social change series
Gender, development and social change.
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
Summary At a time when the world is reeling from multiple economic and ecological crises, an international cast of ecologists and gender specialists from the Global North and Global South provide a multidisciplinary perspective on gender, sustainability, and livelihoods. With the 20 year review of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development to be held in Brazil in 2012, this book boldly reclaims the concept of sustainable livelihoods for women. Authors from 10 different countries show how women engage in policy decision on climate change and consumptions, managing solidarity economies, farming, micro credit, value chains, and strategies in post-conflict contexts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Includes bibliographical references
Notes English
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Subject Women in development.
Sustainable development.
sustainable development.
Sociology & anthropology.
Social impact of environmental issues.
Gender studies: women.
Feminism & feminist theory.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Agriculture & Food.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gender Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Developing Countries.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Human Geography.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Environmental Policy.
Sustainable development.
Women in development.
Kvinnor -- sociala förhållanden -- 2000-talet.
Kvinnor på arbetsmarknaden.
Feministisk teori.
Hållbar utveckling -- politiska aspekter.
Form Electronic book
Author Harcourt, Wendy, 1959-
ISBN 9781137022349