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Gender and the Sustainable Development Goals
Infrastructure, Empowerment and Education

ISBN 9781032004525
Published September 1, 2022 by Routledge
208 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book sheds light on the important and mostly neglected role that gender plays in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, doing so by investigating three key problem areas: empowerment, education, and infrastructure.

Starting with a theoretical and methodological framework, this edited collection contains 12 chapters from scholars and researchers from around the world. The book includes numerous case studies discussing the current status of gender equality relating to the SDGs. It reinforces the significance of gender for sustainable and just development, highlighting how women play a major role in work organization, disaster management, income, household maintenance, and mediation of knowledge. "Women" as a classification encompasses much diversity with many intersecting axes of difference; this book focuses on the excluded and disadvantaged majority social group, without imposing homogeneity on that categorization. Many chapters focus on critical situations occurring in the Global South, where these issues are highly prominent, and importantly, these contributions are written by local scholars. Finally, the volume provides pathways for basic and professional gender responsive education and innovation in the field.

The book will generate important discussions in interdisciplinary research and higher education settings focusing on sustainable development, gender, equality, human rights, and education.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

Astrid Skjerven, Maureen Fordham, and Martina Maria Keitsch

PART I Empowerment

2 Engendering sustainability transitions by design: How to critically unpack gender in Transition Management

Miriam Kienesberger and Marc Wolfram

3 Gender within sustainable decisions: A 3-D sustainability perspective

Volker Mauerhofer

4 Gender mainstreaming in occupational health and safety: Challenges in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals

Hiroaki Matsuura

5 Gender inequity related to climate risks: Cultural vulnerabilities as obstacles to sustainability in rural communities of Mexico

Cloe Mirenda and Elena Lazos-Chavero

PART II Education

6 Sustainable gender equality: Opening the black-box of quality assessment in higher arts education

Lilli Mittner, Rikke Gürgens Gjærum, and Hilde Synnøve Blix

7 Sensitizing Nepalese students for gender mainstreaming in sustainable planning and design

Martina Maria Keitsch

8 Communication design to foster gender equality: Research and experimentation in the educational field

Valeria Bucchetti and Francesca Casnati

9 Responsible tech-futures: Female artists as semantically sustainable tech developers

Boel Christensen-Scheel, Kristin Bergaust, Venke Aure, and Idun Alman-Kaas

PART III Infrastructure

10 Changing traditions: The case of Amazonian riverine women and Belo Monte hydropower dam

Satya Maia Patchineelam and Maartje van Eerd

11 Reimagining the gender roles within Japan to achieve sustainable gender equality

Sarah Parsons

12 Gender and sustainability in Ovacık and Hozat cooperative activities, Tunceli Province, Turkey

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Astrid Skjerven is Professor of Design Theory at the Department of Product Design, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway.

Maureen Fordham is Professor of Gender and Disaster Resilience and is the Director of the Centre for Gender and Disaster at the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction at University College London, UK.