Masculinities, the Environment, and Technological “Solutions” to the Climate Crisis Bibliography with Abstracts

The Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights created this bibliography to provide a guide to the landscape of academic research on masculinities, the environment, and feminist critiques of technological “solutions” to the climate crisis. Although Consortium bibliographies are primarily focused on academic research, in this case we have decided to include sections for non-academic resources, including the Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative.
Part I of the bibliography centers on academic and non-academic literature linking masculinities and the environment, including both sources specifically concerned with the climate crisis and those related to nature and the environment more broadly. A prominent theme addressed in this section is the notion of hegemonic masculinity as a barrier to addressing climate breakdown and other ecological crises, whether through hegemonic masculinity’s close relationship with climate denialism, heavy-carbon industries or the capitalist prioritization of profit over people and planet.
Part II of the bibliography focuses on technological “solutions” to the climate crisis. It houses three sub-sections: academic feminist analyses; non-academic feminist analyses; and analyses that are not explicitly feminist or gender-focused but share or inform many feminist critiques, such as Indigenous, human rights, and post-colonial approaches. Sources in Part II discuss not only the meager representation of marginalized identities within burgeoning technological “solutions” to the climate crisis, but the patriarchal, racist, neo-colonial, and capitalist knowledge production processes and discourses that underpin these technological “solutions.”
This is one of several bibliographies the Consortium has created related to gender and the environment. Other bibliographies focusing on the intersection of gender and the climate crisis include bibliographies on Feminist Political Ecology; Environmental Disasters; Feminist Engagement with Green New Deals and Green Growth Agendas; and The Climate Crisis: Gendered Impacts, Women’s Agency, and Feminist Analyses.
Consortium interns Josie Abugov and Isabelle Scarborough undertook the principal research for this bibliography, with additional contributions from Consortium staff members. Entries include citations and, insofar as possible, abstracts or summaries. If you are familiar with additional resources that you think should be included in the next draft of this bibliography and/or in the Consortium’s Research Hub, please send us the citation, and, if possible, the PDF. Resources can be submitted through our website at:
This bibliography was created by the Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights, as part of our Feminist Roadmap for Sustainable Peace and Planet (FRSPP) project. The FRSPP starts with the perception that postwar transitions and the sustainability of peace itself are often undermined by transitional political economic actors and processes. Its goal is to provide: forward-looking expert knowledge of those processes; analyses of their impacts on gender relations and other structural inequalities underlying armed conflicts; and recommendations for how to engage and modify those processes to be more supportive of the societal transformations critical to building gender-equitable, sustainable peace. Topics addressed in the FRSPP include, inter alia: the economic recovery policy prescriptions of international financial institutions; extractives; land rights, large scale land acquisition and land grabbing; infrastructure reconstruction; and climate disruption.
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