The Gender and Environment Debate: Lessons from India


Agarwal, Bina. 1992. "The Gender and Environment Debate: Lessons from India." Feminist Studies 18 (1): 119-58.

Author: Bina Agarwal


Argues that women, especially those in poor rural households in India, are victims of environmental degradation in quite gender-specific ways and that they have been active agents in movements of environmental protection and regeneration. Women's relationship to the environment; Relevance of issues to other parts of the Third World; Conceptual issues; Environmental degradation and forms of appropriation; Class-gender effects; State and grassroots. (EBSCO)

Topics: Environment, Gender, Women Regions: Asia, South Asia Countries: India

Year: 1992

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