Livelihood and Gender: Equity in Community Resource Management

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Sumi Krishna
SAGE, Feb 20, 2004 - Business & Economics - 452 pages
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Extrait de la couverture : "Contrary to expectations, the recent emphasis on environmental and communitarian rights (as in wasteland and watershed development in South Asia) has reinforced existing gender biases and created new inequalities. This significant volume critically examiines the complex and many-layered process of mainstreaming gender in natural resource management. The contributors build a richly textured 'genderscape' of community resource rights in varied contexts ; unravel the gender barriers in traditional practices, community institutions and modern systems of governance ; document diverse approaches to livelihood ; and present a strong case for gender equity in sustainable resource management."
 

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Contents

List of Tables and Figures
10
Overview
17
Tables and Figures
21
Livelihoods in Transition Field
65
the Six Distinct Agroecological Regions
73
Mainstreaming Gender Concerns in Mangrove
92
Organising Women through Wasteland
109
Womens Access
137
A Note on
275
lnstitutions Customs and the State
285
Rights
306
Fishworkers
325
Gender Aspects of Family Property and Land
351
Control
375
Reflections on Agency
396
Mallahin Fishponds
412

Gender Needs and Resource
170
Exploring the 1mpact of Chromite Mining on Women
214
Coping with Drought
226
Transport
248
Afterword
425
About the Editor and Contributors
432
lndex
440
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Sumi Krishna is a distinguished independent scholar and former President of the Indian Association for Women’s Studies. She has over 40 years of experience in environment, development and gender, encompassing biodiversity, natural resource management, people’s movements and livelihood issues; has advised universities and institutions on integrating science and social science curricula and methodologies. She is a widely published author and is based in Bengaluru.

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