A political ecology of women, water and global environmental change

Stephanie J Buechler, Anne Marie Hanson

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Abstract

This edited volume explores how a feminist political ecology framework can bring fresh insights to the study of rural and urban livelihoods dependent on vulnerable rivers, lakes, watersheds, wetlands and coastal environments. Bringing together political ecologists and feminist scholars from multiple disciplines, the book develops solution-oriented advances to theory, policy and planning to tackle the complexity of these global environmental changes. Using applied research on the contemporary management of groundwater, springs, rivers, lakes, watersheds and coastal wetlands in Central and South Asia, Northern, Central and Southern Africa, and South and North America, the authors draw on a variety of methodological perspectives and new theoretical approaches to demonstrate the importance of considering multiple layers of social difference as produced by and central to the effective governance and local management of water resources. This unique collection employs a unifying feminist political ecology framework that emphasizes the ways that gender interacts with other social and geographical locations of water resource users. In doing so, the book further questions the normative gender discourses that underlie policies and practices surrounding rural and urban water management and climate change, water pollution, large-scale development and dams, water for crop and livestock production and processing, resource knowledge and expertise, and critical livelihood studies. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of environmental studies, development studies, feminist and environmental geography, anthropology, sociology, environmental philosophy, public policy, planning, media studies, Latin American and other area studies, as well as women's and gender studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Number of pages262
ISBN (Print)9781317749820, 9780415749350
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2 2015

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Central Asia
Southern Africa
South Asia
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A political ecology of women, water and global environmental change. / Buechler, Stephanie J; Hanson, Anne Marie.

Taylor and Francis Inc., 2015. 262 p.

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Buechler, Stephanie J ; Hanson, Anne Marie. / A political ecology of women, water and global environmental change. Taylor and Francis Inc., 2015. 262 p.
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