Different Places, Different Voices: Gender and Development by Vivian Kinnaird, Janet Momsen

By Vivian Kinnaird, Janet Momsen

Varied areas, diverse Voices demanding situations Western feminist and post-colonial techniques in its research of the altering lives of ladies of Asia, Africa, Latin the USA and Oceania. Recognising the importance of position, it is a e-book expert by means of the voices of girl geographers from the constructing global. Twenty case reviews current neighborhood views on city and rural improvement, loved ones replica and construction and group company. The theoretical and contextual technique and the emphasis on place and positionality spotlight the variations created by way of position to indicate alternative routes of seeing.

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Coupled with this, the traditional practice of growing trees that have multipurpose products have largely aided their activities. Secondly, the women’s knowledge of tree species and suitable ecological conditions is an advantage that they have used in selecting the area and type of trees they grow, even with food and cash crops. Furthermore, these activities have been extended and used to improvise the women’s low incomes through the sale of forestry products. This objective has been realised either individually or through the various women’s self-help groups in the district.

This direction is confirmed by the 1989 IGU Workshop on Geography and Gender, where 70 per cent of the papers presented pertaining to Africa, related to an environmental theme. Current research initiatives also have a strong leaning toward environmental issues. Women, Environment, Development Network (WEDNET) seeks to draw African women into a network to develop conceptual frameworks and methodologies for studying women and environment in Africa. Within this initiative, ‘Women and Natural Resource Management’ is funded by the International Development Research Council (IDRC) and is managed by the Environment Liaison 12 I NTRODUCTION Centre International (E LCI) and seeks to legitimise women’s environmental knowledge and innovative strategies in the promotion of sustainable development.

As the patterns and trends unfold, areas where resources should be redirected and reallocated will become much clearer. Policy studies could then direct those resources to the deprived areas or regions for allocation to vulnerable groups for more equitable development. 14 2 HOU S E HOLD E N E RGY S U PPLY AN D RU RAL WOM E N’S WORK I N G HANA Elizabeth Ardayfio-Schandorf1 INTRODUCTION Environmental degradation is putting increasing pressure on Ghanaian rural women. The household economy in which rural women actively participate is based almost entirely on biomass.

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