Land Tenure, Gender, and Globalisation: Research and Analysis from Africa, Asia, and Latin America


Tsikata, Dzodzi, Pamela Golah, and International Development Research Centre. 2010. Land Tenure, Gender, and Globalisation: Research and Analysis from Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Ottawa: International Development Research Center.

Authors: Dzodzi Tsikata, Pamela Golah, International Development Research Centre



1. “Introduction” - Dzodzi Tsikata – p. 1

2. “Gender, Land Tenure and Globalisation: Exploring the Conceptual Ground” - Fiona D. Mackenzie – p. 35

3. “Gender, Globalisation and Land Tenure: Methodological Challenges and Insights” - Allison Goebel – p. 70

4. “Economic Liberalisation, Changing Resource Tenures and Gendered Livelihoods: A Study of Small-Scale Gold Mining and Mangrove Exploitation in Rural Ghana” - Mariama Awumbila and Dzodzi Tsikata – p. 98

5. “The Politics of Gender, Land and Compensation in Communities Traversed by the Chad-Cameroon Oil Pipeline Project in Cameroon” - Joyce B.M. Endeley – p. 145

6. “Facing Globalisation: Gender and Land at Stake in the Amazonian Forests of Bolivia, Brazil and Peru” - Noemi Miyasaka Porro, Luciene Dias Figueiredo, Elda Vera Gonzalez, Sissy Bello Nakashima and Alfredo Wagner B. de Almeida – p. 180

7. “Gender, Kinship and Agrarian Transitions in Vietnam” - Steffanie Scott, Danièle Bélanger, Nguyen Thi Van Anh, and Khuat Thu Hong – p. 228

8. “Conclusion: For a Politics of Difference” - Noemi Miyasaka Porro – p. 271

  • “The book explores the inter-connectedness of global processes and land tenure, land holding, and land use, a theme recently set aside as focus shifted to trade and economic growth—dominant themes in discussions of global processes.
  • It makes an important contribution to the study of globalisation’s effects on the social relations and social imaginaries of everyday lives.
  • The gendered nature of its analyses points to not only the particular ways in which many other existing inequalities (for example those of class, race and caste) are reproduced and reconstituted, but the important connection of these inequalities with the creation of political subjects and agents who, yes, seek change, but do so within the constraints of powerful economic, political and social relations” (Dzodzi, 2010, p. vii).

“These broader themes are explored in this volume through its central focus on examining how globalisation and the associated changes in land use and tenure are affecting rural women. These processes are understood as mediated by gender relations which are themselves complexly constituted and the subject of re-workings both at the level of the everyday and in widespread political fora” (p. vii).

Topics: Economies, Gender, Gender Analysis, Globalization, Livelihoods, Rights, Land Rights Regions: Africa, Americas, Central America, South America, Asia

Year: 2010

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