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1st Edition

Gender and Agrarian Reforms

ISBN 9780415807999
Published August 15, 2011 by Routledge
268 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The redistribution of land has profound implications for women and for gender relations; however, gender issues have been marginalised from both theoretical and policy discussions of agrarian reform. This book presents an overview of gender and agrarian reform experiences globally. Jacobs highlights case studies from Latin America, Asia, Africa and eastern Europe and also compares agrarian and land reforms organised along collective lines as well as along individual household lines. This volume will be of interest to scholars in Geography, Women’s Studies, and Economics.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Part I: Theoretical Perspectives  1. Debates over Agrarian Reform  2. Concepts for a Gendered Analysis of Agrarian Reform  3. The Gendered Effects of Household Models of Land Reform  Part II: Collectives and Decollectivisations  4. Gender and Agricultural Collectives: Soviet-type Economies  5. China: From Collectivisation to the Household Responsibility System  6. Viet Nam: Egalitarian Land Reform  Part III: Household Models of Reform and Alternatives  7. Mobilisation and Marginalisation: Latin American Examples  8. Land Reforms, Customary Law and Land Titling in Sub-Saharan Africa  9. Conclusion

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Susie Jacobs is Lecturer in Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University, USA.