Climate Change Impacts on Gender Relations in Bangladesh


Roy, Sajal. 2019. Climate Change Impacts on Gender Relations in Bangladesh. Singapore: Springer Publications Inc.

Author: Sajal Roy


This book explores gendered perceptions of the Sundarbans Forest in Bangladesh, and the extent to which these perceptions are affected by extreme weather events (specifically, cyclones Aila and Sidr). Based on ethnographic fieldwork in Shora, a rural village in southern Satkhira, Bangladesh, the book explores gendered activities in the forest, especially women’s interaction with the forest resources. The findings present a clear picture of the Shora community’s local knowledge about the Sundarbans Forest, as well as the ecological and economic contributions for the forest people. The book makes a timely contribution to the wider study of gender, post-cyclone recovery, ecology and resilience. 
(Summary from Springer)

Table of Contents:
1. Sundarbans Forest and the Gendered Context of Cyclone: Sidr and Aila
2. Theoretical Approaches: Gendered Knowledge in Forest, Ecology and Environment
3. Narratives of the Sundarbans Forest at Shora
4. Women's Use of the Sundarbans Forest Resources
5. Human Security, Sundarbans and Survival at Shora


Topics: Economies, Environment, Environmental Disasters, Gender Regions: Asia, South Asia Countries: Bangladesh

Year: 2019

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