Doing what comes naturally? Women and environment in development

Jackson, Cecile (1993) Doing what comes naturally? Women and environment in development. World Development, 21 (12). pp. 1947-1963.

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The idea that there is a positive synergy between women's interests and environmental conservation is examined here at two levels. First, we discuss the two main arguments in women, development and environment (WDE) literature, i.e. that women have a special and close relationship with nature, and that women are particularly altruistic and caring in their environmental management. We then scrutinize the WDE view that women are therefore the “natural” constituency for conservation projects and programs by demonstrating how a gender analysis provides both a superior framework for understanding women's and men's environmental relations and a potentially contrary view of the synergy between gender interests and environmental conservation.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Gender and Development
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Experimental Economics (former - to 2017)
Depositing User: Abigail Dalgleish
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2011 14:20
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2023 23:56
DOI: 10.1016/0305-750X(93)90068-K

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