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Routledge Studies in Gender and Environments

About the Series

Until October 2015, Susan Buckingham was Professor in the Centre for Human Geography at Brunel University, where she had extensive programme development, teaching and research experience. Susan is now working as an independent researcher, consultant and writer on gender and environment related issues.


With the European Union, United Nations, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and national governments and businesses at least ostensibly paying more attention to gender, including as it relates to environments, there is more need than ever for existing and future scholars, policy makers, and environmental professionals to understand and be able to apply these concepts to work towards greater gender equality in and for a sustainable world.

Comprising edited collections, monographs and textbooks, this new Routledge Studies in Gender and Environments series will incorporate sophisticated critiques and theorisations, including engaging with the full range of masculinities and femininities, intersectionality, and LBGTIQ perspectives. The concept of ‘environment’ will also be drawn broadly to recognise how built, social and natural environments intersect with and influence each other. Contributions will also be sought from global regions and contexts which are not yet well represented in gender and environments literature, in particular Russia, the Middle East, and China, as well as other East Asian countries such as Japan and Korea.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please contact Annabelle Harris, Editor for Environment and Sustainability: [email protected] 

International Editorial Board

Margaret Alston is Professor of Social Work and Head of Department at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Giovanna Di Chiro is Professor of Environmental Studies and teaches in the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Swarthmore College, USA.

Marjorie Griffin Cohen is an economist who is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University, Canada.  

Martin Hultman is a Senior Lecturer at Linköping University, Sweden.

Virginie Le Masson is a Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute, London, UK.

Sherilyn MacGregor is a Reader in Environmental Politics at the University of Manchester, UK.

Tanja Mölders is an environmental scientist. Since 2013 she is University Professor and holds the chair "Space and Gender" at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany.

Karen Morrow is Professor of Environmental Law at Swansea University, UK.

Marion Roberts is Professor of Urban Design at Westminster University, UK.



6 Series Titles

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Gender, Intersectionality and Climate Institutions in Industrialised States

Gender, Intersectionality and Climate Institutions in Industrialised States

1st Edition


Edited By Gunnhildur Lily Magnusdottir, Annica Kronsell
June 17, 2021

This book explores how climate institutions in industrialized countries work to further the recognition of social differences and integrate this understanding in climate policy making. With contributions from a range of expert scholars in the field, this volume investigates policy-making in ...

Negotiating Gender Expertise in Environment and Development Voices from Feminist Political Ecology

Negotiating Gender Expertise in Environment and Development: Voices from Feminist Political Ecology

1st Edition

Edited By Bernadette P. Resurrección, Rebecca Elmhirst
December 21, 2020

This book casts a light on the daily struggles and achievements of ‘gender experts’ working in environment and development organisations, where they are charged with advancing gender equality and social equity and aligning this with visions of sustainable development. Developed through a series of ...

Transecology Transgender Perspectives on Environment and Nature

Transecology: Transgender Perspectives on Environment and Nature

1st Edition

Edited By Douglas A. Vakoch
July 14, 2020

There is a growing recognition of the importance of transgender perspectives about the environment. Unlike more established approaches in the environmental humanities and queer studies, transecology is a nascent inquiry whose significance and scope are only just being articulated. Drawing upon...

Gender and Religion in the City Women, Urban Planning and Spirituality

Gender and Religion in the City: Women, Urban Planning and Spirituality

1st Edition

Edited By Clara Greed
November 20, 2019

This book provides a conceptual, historical and contemporary context to the relationships between gender, religion and cities. It draws together these three components to provide an innovative view of how religion and gender interact and affect urban form and city planning. While there have been ...

Gendered Approaches to Spatial Development in Europe Perspectives, Similarities, Differences

Gendered Approaches to Spatial Development in Europe: Perspectives, Similarities, Differences

1st Edition

Edited By Barbara Zibell, Doris Damyanovic, Ulrike Sturm
April 10, 2019

This book explores the extent to which gendered approaches are evident and effective in spatial development in selected European countries. Beginning with an introduction to theories and concepts of gender, space and development, the book includes a brief historical review of gender in spatial ...

Ecological Masculinities Theoretical Foundations and Practical Guidance

Ecological Masculinities: Theoretical Foundations and Practical Guidance

1st Edition

By Martin Hultman, Paul M. Pulé
October 17, 2018

Around the globe, unfettered industrialisation has marched forth in unison with massive social inequities. Making matters worse, anthropogenic pressures on Earth’s living systems are causing alarming rates of thermal expansion, sea-level rise, biodiversity losses in terrestrial and aquatic ...

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