Understanding Climate Change through Gender Relations


Buckingham, Susan, and Virginie Le Masson. 2019. Understanding Climate Change through Gender Relations. London: Routledge.

Authors: Susan Buckingham, Virginie Le Masson


This book explains how gender, as a power relationship, influences climate change related strategies, and explores the additional pressures that climate change brings to uneven gender relations. It considers the ways in which men and women experience the impacts of these in different economic contexts. The chapters dismantle gender inequality and injustice through a critical appraisal of vulnerability and relative privilege within genders. Part I addresses conceptual frameworks and international themes concerning climate change and gender, and explores emerging ideas concerning the reification of gender relations in climate change policy. Part II offers a wide range of case studies from the Global North and the Global South to illustrate and explain the limitations to gender-blind climate change strategies. This book will be of interest to students, scholars, practitioners and policymakers interested in climate change, environmental science, geography, politics and gender studies. (Summary from Taylor & Francis)
Table of Contents:
1. Introduction
Susan Buckingham & Virginie Le Masson
2. Moving Beyond Impacts
Sherilyn MacGregor
3. Integrating Gender Issues into the Global Climate Change Regime
Karen Morrow
4. Gender Justice and Climate Justice
Patricia E. Perkins
5. Gender and Urban Climate Change Policy
Gotelind Alber, Kate Cahoon, and Ulrike Röhr
6. Natures of Masculinities
Martin Hultman
7. The Contribution of Feminist Perspectives to Climate Governance
Annica Kronsell
8. Gender, Climate Change and Energy Access in Developing Countries
Javier Mazorra, Julio Lumbreras, Luz Fernández, and Candela de la Sota
9. Everyday Life in Rural Bangladesh
Alex Haynes
10. Investigating the Gender Inequality and Climate Change Nexus in China
Angela Moriggi
11. Revealing the Patriarchal Sides of Climate Change Adaptation through Intersectionality
Noémi Gonda
12. Safeguarding Gender in REDD+
Beth A. Bee
13. 'Women and Men are Equal so No Need to Develop Different Projects'
Virginie Le Masson
14. Co-Housing
Lidewij Tummers
15. Integrating Gender and Planning Towards Climate Change Response
Christian Dymén and Richard Langlais
16. A Gender-Sensitive Analysis of Spatial Planning Instruments Related to the Management of Natural Hazards in Austria
Britta Fuchs, Doris Damyanovic, Karin Weber, and Florian Reinwald

Topics: Economies, Environment, Climate Change, Gender, Gendered Power Relations, Gender Equality/Inequality

Year: 2019

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