Gender and Agrarian Reforms


Jacobs, Susie. 2010. Gender and Agrarian Reforms. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Author: Susie Jacobs


The redistribution of land has profound implications for women and for gender relations; however, gender issues have been marginalised from theoretical and policy discussions of agrarian reform. This book presents an overview of gender and agrarian reform experiences globally. It also includes case studies from Latin America, Asia, and Africa. (WorldCat) 

Annotation: Table of Contents: Part I: Theoretical Perspectives 1. Debates Over Agrarian Reform 2. Concepts for a Gendered Analysis of Agrarian Reform 3. The Gendered Effects of Household Models of Land Reform Part II: Collectives and Decollectivisations 4. Gender and Agricultural Collectives: Soviet-type Economics 5. China: From Collectisization to the Household Responsibility System 6. Viet Nam: Egalitarian Land Reform Part III: Household Models of Reform and Alternatives 7. Mobilisation and Marginalisation: Latin American Examples 8. Land Reforms, Customary Law, and Land Titling in Sub-Saharan Africa 9. Conclusion

Topics: Gender, Women, Gender Roles, Land grabbing Regions: Africa, Americas, Central America, South America, Asia Countries: China, Vietnam

Year: 2010

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