Gender and Land Grabs in Comparative Perspective


Levien, Michael. 2015. “Gender and Land Grabs in Comparative Perspective.” In Gender Equality and Sustainable Development, edited by Melissa Leach, 105-32. Abingdon: Routledge.

Author: Michael Levien


Rural people across the global South are confronting increasing demands on their lands for a variety of economic purposes. Whether for Special Economic Zones (SEZs), dams, mining, industry, urban real estate or transnational agricultural investments, rural land dispossession is now a central feature of economic accumulation and political contestation in many countries. This chapter seeks to advance our understanding of the gendered implications of such dispossession. It does so through a comparative analysis of five cases of rural land dispossession driven by different purposes in diverse socio-historical contexts. (Summary from Routledge)

Topics: Gender, Land Grabbing

Year: 2015

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