Gender, irrigation, and environment: arguing for agency

Jackson, Cecile (1998) Gender, irrigation, and environment: arguing for agency. Agriculture and Human Values, 15 (4). pp. 313-324.

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This paper is not a critique of waterpolicies, or an advocacy of alternatives, but rathersuggests a shift of emphasis in the ways in whichgender analysis is applied to water, development, andenvironmental issues. It argues that feministpolitical ecology provides a generally strongerframework for understanding these issues thanecofeminism, but cautions against a reversion tomaterialist approaches in reactions to ecofeminismthat, like ecofeminism, can be static and ignore theagency of women and men. The paper draws attention tothe subjectivities of women and their embodiedlivelihoods as a more useful approach to understandingthe ways in which women relate to water in bothirrigated agriculture and domestic provisioning.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
Depositing User: Abigail Dalgleish
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2011 12:45
Last Modified: 17 May 2023 00:38
DOI: 10.1023/A:1007528817346

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