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Gender Inequalities
GIS Approaches to Gender Analysis

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ISBN 9780367184735
February 23, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
272 Pages 17 Color & 109 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Gender inequality is entrenched in the cultural, political, and market systems that operate at household, community, and national levels. Overarching global changes in access to markets, climatic conditions, and the availability of natural resources intensifies disparities in income, assets, and power among genders. This book explains these gender dynamics at macro and micro levels through GIS and spatial analysis. The first part of this book introduces key concepts for integrating GIS into gender inequality research. The second part presents carefully selected, in-depth case studies that focus on mapping gender-based violence, gender inequality in the labor force, refugee mapping, etc.

This book fosters engagement with the newest mapping and GIS application in contemporary issues regarding gender inequalities and nurtures recognition of how institutional global, every day and intimate spaces are inherently gendered, classed, raced, and sexualized. It demonstrates the spatiality of the politics of gender difference, and the contributions of GIS and spatial analysis to struggles for equality and social justice.

  • A unique work that lays out a step-by-step approach to identify relevant GIS applications, spatial methods, data collection and mapping techniques for gender inequalities research
  • Provides practical hands-on knowledge on GIS applications, well-organized and with sections that are both compelling and unfold in a logical manner
  • Has a strong international and global perspective. The author is well-informed in global perspectives
  • The patterns/processes and indicators driving gender inequality are investigated at various temporal scales and at comparably detailed resolutions
  • Illustrates finer-scale case studies, appropriate for local programs and interventions, as well as global scale studies contributing to international and national level policy discussions on gender inequality

Since gender inequalities is a research area that is very wide and with strands into many academic traditions, this book is aimed at different and diverse academics/research. It is written for geographers, public health practitioners, sociologists, epidemiologists, criminologists, politicians, economists, environmentalists, GIScientists, health and research professionals interested in applying GIS and spatial analysis to the study of gender inequalities.

Table of Contents

The Global Problem in Gender Equality: Putting Gender on the Map with GIS. Mapping Domestic Violence. Geospatial Approaches to Intimate Partner Violence. Gender Disparity and Economy in US Countries - Change and Continuity, 2000 - 2017. Social and Environmental Injustice Experienced by Female Migrant Workers in China: The Case of Guiyu Town. Spatial Concentration of Social Vulnerability and Gender Inequalities in Mexico. The Evolving American Opioid Crisis: An Analysis of Gender, Racial Differences, and Spatial Characteristics. How to do Gender Based 'Leave No One Behind' Analysis: An Introductory GIS Approach for Pakistan. Visualizing Equality in the New Mobility Workforce. Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Gender Inequalities in University Enrollment in Nigeria: 2005 - 2015. 

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Esra Ozdenerol has been a professor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Memphis since 2003. She is the director of the GIS Certificate Program at the University of Memphis. She directs Spatial Analysis and Geographic Education Laboratory. She was also the associate director of Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis from 2010 till 2013. She obtained her doctorate degree in Geography in 2000 and her Master of Landscape Architecture degree in 1996 from the Louisiana State University. Before joining the University of Memphis, she was an assistant professor of Architecture at the Florida International University from 2000 to 2003. Dr. Ozdenerol specializes in geographic information systems and has served as a technical consultant to various public, government, and international agencies. Her current research interests entail use of the geospatial technologies
(including geographic information, remote sensing, cartographic and geostatistical analysis) in a diverse range of public and environmental health issues. Her latest book involves studies about the spatial health inequalities.