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

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

Authors: Dzodzi Tsikata, Pamela Golah

Abstract:

"Drawing from field research in Cameroon, Ghana, Viet Nam, and the Amazon forests of Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru, this book explores the relationship between gender and land, revealing the workings of global capital and of people's responses to it. A central theme is the people's resistance to global forces, frequently through an insistence on the uniqueness of their livelihoods." "For instance, in the Amazon, the focus is on the social movements that have emerged in the context of struggles over land rights concerning the extraction of Brazil nuts and babatu kernels in an increasingly globalised market. In Viet Nam, the process of 'de-collectivising' rights to land is examined with a view to understanding ho* gender and other social differences are reworked in a market economy." "The book addresses a gap in the literature on land tenure and gender in developing countries. It raises new questions about the process of globalisation, particularly about who the actors are (local people, the state, NGOs, multinational companies) and the shifting relations amongst them. The book also challenges the very concepts of gender, land and globalisation" (WorldCat).

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword - Ann Whitehead pg. vii

Chapter 1. Introduction - Dzodzi Tsikata pg. 1

Chapter 2. Gender, Land Tenure and Globalisation: Exploring the Conceptual Ground - Fiona D. Mackenzie pg. 35

Chapter 3. Gender, Globalisation and Land Tenure: Methodological Challenges and Insights - Allison Goebel pg. 70

Chapter 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 pg. 98

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

Chapter 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 pg. 180

Chapter 7. Gender, Kinship and Agrarian Transitions in Vietnam - Steffanie Scott, Danièle Bélanger, Nguyen Thi Van Anh, and Khuat Thu Hong pg. 228

Chapter 8. Conclusion: For a Politics of Difference - Noemi Miyasaka Porro pg. 271

Notes on Contributors pg. 295

Topics: Extractive Industries, Gender, Globalization, Land grabbing, Livelihoods, Rights, Land Rights Regions: Africa, Central Africa, West Africa, Americas, South America, Asia, Southeast Asia Countries: Bolivia, Brazil, Cameroon, Ghana, Peru, Vietnam

Year: 2010

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