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Gender and Rural Globalization

Gender and Rural Globalization

International Perspectives on Gender and Rural Development

August 2017 / Hardback / 360 Pages / 9781780646251 £95.00 / €125.00 / $160.00
With 10% online discount: £85.50 / €112.50 / $144.00
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Main Description

This book explores how rural gender relations are changing in a globalized world. It analyses their development in specific places and the effects of the increasing connectedness and mobility of people. It integrates global experiences by discussing mobility, agriculture, gender identities and international development. Each theme is introduced with an overview of the state of the art in that specific area and integrates the case studies that follow. The contributors present empirical work from the global north and south and, more particularly, Sweden, Norway, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, UK, Poland, Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Uzbekistan, India, Africa, Asia, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA. The first section explores gender differences in mobility patterns and analyses how mobility affects rural gender identities and relations. The second section focuses on the development of agricultural and rural policies, the response of individuals within farm households, and the implications for gender relations in rural areas. The third section focuses on the construction of identities and the changes occurring in the definition of rural femininity and masculinity as a result of rural transformations. The fourth section examines the role of international development policies in advancing women's well-being in the less developed parts of the world, and some of the unintended consequences of such interventions. The book closes with conclusions and reflections on the position of gender in rural research agendas and in rural academia more generally.

Key features:
· Empircal work from a wide range of geographical areas
· Examines how gender identities are constructed in rural agriculture
· Considers how effective development policies are in improving women's well-being

This book will be of interest to researchers in rural development and gender issues in the global North and South, and to students of rural sociology, social geography, development studies and gender studies.

  • 1: Gender and Rural Globalization: An Introduction to International Perspectives on Gender and Rural Development
  • 2: Gender and Mobility
  • 3: Women’s Migration for Work: The Case of Ukrainian Caregivers in Rural Italy
  • 4: Gender, Migration and Rural Livelihoods in Uzbekistan in Times of Change
  • 5: ‘There is Dignity only with Livestock’: Land Grabbing and the Changing Social Practices of Pastoralist Women in Gujarat, India
  • 6: Gender and Rural Migration in Mexico and the Caribbean
  • 7: Gender and Agriculture
  • 8: The Genderness of Climate Change, Australia
  • 9: Where Family, Farm and Society Intersect: Values of Women Farmers in Sweden
  • 10: Women Farmers and Agricultural Extension/Education in Slovenia and Greece
  • 11: The Agency Paradox: The Impact of Gender(ed) Frameworks on Irish Farm Youth
  • 12: Rurality and Gender Identity
  • 13: Rural Women Leaders: Identity Formation in Rural Northern Ireland
  • 14: Gender Identities and Divorce among Farmers in Norway
  • 15: Merging Masculinities: Exploring Intersecting Masculine Identities on Family Farms
  • 16: Creating ‘Masculine’ Spaces for ‘Feminine’ Emotions – Men and Social Inclusion
  • 17: Gender Desegregation among Village Representatives in Poland: Towards Breaking the Male Domination in Local Politics?
  • 18: Gender and International Development
  • 19: Gender Transitions in Agriculture and Food Systems
  • 20: ‘Glocal’ Networking for Gender Equality and Sustainable Livelihoods
  • 21: Sugar and Gender Relations in Malawi
  • 22: The Role of Gender Indicators in Rural Development Programmes
  • 23: Beneficial for Women? Global Trends in Gender, Land and Titling
  • 24: Conclusions – Future Directions

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