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Gender and Environment

2nd Edition

By Susan Buckingham


184 pages | 20 B/W Illus.

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This completely revised second edition of Gender and Environment explains the inter-relationship between gender relations and environmental problems and practices, and how they affect and impact on each other.

Explaining our current predicament in the context of historical gender and environment relations, and contemporary theorisations of this relationship, this book explores how gender and environment are imbricated at different scales: the body; the household, community and city through concepts of work; and at the global. The final chapter draws these themes together through a consideration of waste and shows that gender is an important dimension in how we define, categorise, generate and manage waste, and how this contributes to environmental problems. Contemporary examples of environmental activism are juxtaposed with past campaigns throughout the book to demonstrate how protest and activism is as gendered as the processes which have created the situations protested about. The author’s experiences of working with both the European Union on gender mainstreaming environmental research and practice, and with environmental groups on gender-based campaigns provide unique insights and case studies which inform the book.

The book provides a contemporary text book with a strong research foundation, drawing on the author’s extensive research, professional and practice activity on the gender/environment relationship over the past 20 years, in a wide range of geographical contexts.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Linking Gender and the Environment

Chapter 2 The Gendering of Science

Chapter 3 Conceptualising Gender-Environment Relations

Chapter 4 The Body

Chapter 5 Work

Chapter 6 The Global

Chapter 7 Gender and Waste: A Synthesis

About the Author

Susan Buckingham writes, researches, advises and broadcasts on gender and environment. She was Professor in Human Geography at Brunel University, until 2015 and a trustee for the Women’s Environmental Network for nine years. Susan has also advised EU, UN and British Council gender and environment projects.

About the Series

Routledge Introductions to Environment: Environment and Society Texts

This series introduces core topics for environmental study and presents unparalleled interdisciplinary perspectives on issues of environmental concern. Focusing on human-environmental interrelationships, these concise, engaging, user-friendly texts respond particularly well to the demands of modular learning. Each text in the series features:

  • summaries of key concepts and contextual introductions to each topic
  • uniform, attractive, series design
  • informative diagrams illustrating key concepts and issues
  • annotated reading lists and end of chapter questions
  • lively global case-studies boxed throughout the text.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography