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Routledge Handbook of Gender and Environment (Hardcover)
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Variously labelled ecofeminism, feminist environmentalism and eco-gender studies, the common denominator of this body of scholarship is the analysis of the links between gender and the environment. Emerging from a critical position on the margins of such mainstream disciplines as philosophy, political science, international relations, geography and sociology, feminist environmental scholars have developed a set of theoretical and evidence-based claims about the relationship between gender inequality and environmental crisis that now shape research, policy and practice in important, if not always obvious, ways.
This handbook gathers together state-of-the-art theoretical reflection and empirical research by a group of leading international scholars working in the interdisciplinary field of gender and environment. It provides both a comprehensive overview of recent research in this dynamic field of scholarship and a compelling response to critics who have dismissed ‘ecofeminism’ as a marginal stance. Through the inclusion of authors from Europe and the Global South, who have a range of fresh perspectives and research contexts, the book also challenges the conventional American framing of gender and environment and ecofeminist literature.
Chapters are written by leading feminist environmental academics from a variety of disciplines and countries. As well as academic perspectives, there are also contributions from activists and practitioners working on the front lines of organisations and projects that address the gender dimensions of environmental problems and the environmental dimensions of gender inequality. TheRoutledge International Handbook of Gender and Environment will serve as a vital resource for international scholars and students in politics, gender studies, sociology, geography, environmental studies, history and international relations.