The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Agriculture covers major theoretical issues as well as critical empirical shifts in gender and agriculture.
Gender relations in agriculture are shifting in most regions of the world with changes in the structure of agriculture, the organization of production, international restructuring of value chains, climate change, the global pandemic, and national and multinational policy changes. This book provides a cutting-edge assessment of the field of gender and agriculture, with contributions from both leading scholars and up-and-coming academics as well as policymakers and practitioners.
The handbook is organized into four parts: part 1, institutions, markets, and policies; part 2, land, labor, and agrarian transformations; part 3, knowledge, methods, and access to information; and part 4, farming people and identities. The last chapter is an epilogue from many of the contributors focusing on gender, agriculture, and shifting food systems during the coronavirus pandemic. The chapters address both historical subjects as well as ground-breaking work on gender and agriculture, which will help to chart the future of the field. The handbook has an international focus with contributions examining issues at both the global and local levels with contributors from across the world.
With contributions from leading academics, policymakers, and practitioners, and with a global outlook, the Routledge Handbook of Gender and Agriculture is an essential reference volume for scholars, students, and practitioners interested in gender and agriculture.
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Table of Contents
Carolyn Sachs, Kathleen Sexsmith, Leif Jensen, Paige Castellanos
Part 1. Institutions, Markets and Policies for Gender and Agriculture
1. Gender Mainstreaming in Agricultural and Forestry Institutions
Seema Arora-Jonsson and Stephanie Leder
2. Gender Dynamics in Value Chain Development: Foundations and Gaps
Rhiannon Pyburn and Froukje Kruijssen
3. Gender Inequalities in Food Standards
4. Food Sovereignty and Gender Equality
5. Gender Integration in Agriculture Research and Development
Margreet van den Burg
6. Gender, Nutrition and Food System Approaches: What can be learnt from the past?
Part 2. Land, Labor, and Agrarian Transformations
7. Women’s Rights to Their Land: When Property Does Not Equal Power
8. Gender and Land Grabbing
9. Gender and Livestock Production
Elizabeth Ransom and Forrest Stagner
10. Gendered Vulnerabilities and Adaptations to Climate Change
11. Sustainability and Sustainable intensification
12. Role of Mobile Phones in Empowering Women in Agriculture
13. Gender and the Political Economy of Fish Food Systems
Surendran Rajaratnam, Molly Ahern, and Cynthia McDougall
14. Gender, Race, and Transgenic Crops
15. Gender Dimensions in Climate Smart Agricultural Technology Uptake
16. Urban agriculture and gender
Part 3. Knowledge, Methods, and Access to Information
17. Gender and Agricultural Extension
18. Feminist Methods and Methodology in Agricultural Research
19. Empowering Women Through Farmer Field Schools
Afrina Choudhury and Paige Castellanos
20. Gender, Violence, and Food Service Workers: Bending Towards Justice
Patricia Allen and Whitney Shervey
21. Farm Women’s Organizations in the United States: Protecting and Transforming Agricultural Power
22. Gendered Farming Organizations: The Value of North/South Comparisons
Sally Shortall and Margaret Atesugba
23. The Women’s Agricultural Empowerment Index
Elena Martinez, Emily Myers, and Audrey Pereira
Part 4. Farming People and Identities
24. Gender and Livelihood Strategies: A Global Perspective
Margaret Adesugba, Liz Oughton and Sally Shortall
25. Gender and Precarious Workers in Agriculture
Kathleen Sexsmith and Megan Griffin
26. Indigenous Women in Agriculture in Latin America
Diana Gabriela Lope-Alzina
27. Queer farmers: Sexuality on the Farm
28. Women Farmers and Farm Women’s Identities
Kathy Brasier and Hannah Whitley
29. Health and Farm Households
Nari Senanayake and Celia Ritter
30. Embodied work in agriculture
Emily Southard and Leif Jensen
32. Rematriating Towards the Wombs of the World: Toward Black Feminist Agrarian Ideologies
33. Farming, Gender and Mental Health
Epilogue: Gender, Agriculture, Food and the Coronavirus
Carolyn E. Sachs is Professor Emerita of Rural Sociology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Pennsylvania State University.
Leif Jensen is Distinguished Professor of Rural Sociology and Demography in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education at Pennsylvania State University.
Paige Castellanos is currently an Assistant Research Professor at Pennsylvania State University in the College of Agricultural Sciences’ International Programs and Rural Sociology.
Kathleen Sexsmith is Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Pennsylvania State University.