Gender Challenges: Volumes 1, 2 and 3

Paperback | February 28, 2016

byBina Agarwal

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Noted economist Bina Agarwal provides gender perspectives on a wide range of academic and policy issues of current importance in this three-volume set of essays written by her over the last three decades. Combining diverse methodologies and an interdisciplinary approach, this collection bringstogether in one place the authoras pioneering work in the areas of agriculture, environment, and property rights. These peer-reviewed essays challenge standard economic analysis and assumptions, unraveling the linkages between gender inequality, social exclusion, property, and development. Volume I examines how modernization of agriculture, introduction of new technologies, and rural innovations affect the position of women in rural families, especially in the context of food distribution and healthcare. Volume II challenges conventional approaches to property and family, and examinesthe importance of owning property, for womenas economic and social well-being, for enhancing their bargaining power and security, and for protecting them against domestic violence. Volume III provides theoretical and conceptual formulations on gender differences in responses to the environment,empirical assessments of such responses, and policy implications.

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Noted economist Bina Agarwal provides gender perspectives on a wide range of academic and policy issues of current importance in this three-volume set of essays written by her over the last three decades. Combining diverse methodologies and an interdisciplinary approach, this collection bringstogether in one place the authoras pioneeri...

Bina Agarwal is Professor of Development Economics and Environment at the University of Manchester, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1496 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.07 inPublished:February 28, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199453659

ISBN - 13:9780199453658

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Vol 1AGRICULTURE, TECHNOLOGY, AND FOOD SECURITYList of Tables and FiguresAbbreviationsPrefaceCreditsIntroductionWomen and Technological Change in Agriculture: The Asian and African ExperienceAgricultural Mechanisation and Labour Use: A Disaggregated ApproachRural Women and the High Yielding Variety RiceWomen, Poverty, and Agricultural Growth in IndiaWork Participation of Rural Women in the Third World: Some Data and Conceptual BiasesDiffusion of Rural Innovations: Some Analytical Issues and the Case of Wood-burning StovesSocial Security and the Family: Coping with Seasonality and Calamity in Rural IndiaRethinking Agricultural Production CollectivitiesFood Crises and Gender InequalityReferencesIndexVol 2PROPERTY, FAMILY, AND THE STATEList of Tables and FiguresList of AbbreviationsCreditsIntroductionGender and Command Over Property: A Critical Gap in Economic Analysis and Policy in South AsiaGender and Legal Rights in Agricultural Land in IndiaWidows vs Daughters or Widows as Daughters?: Property, Land, and Economic Security in Rural IndiaaBargaininga and Gender Relations: Within and Beyond the HouseholdaThe Familya in Public Policy: Fallacious Assumptions and Gender ImplicationsToward Freedom from Domestic Violence: The Neglected ObviousaBargaininga, Gender Equality and Legal Change: The Case of Indiaas Inheritance LawsGender and Resistance and Land: Interlinked Struggles Over Resources and Meanings in South AsiaThe Idea of Gender Equality: From Legislative Vision to Everyday Family PracticeGender and Land Rights Revisited: Exploring New Prospects via the State, Family and MarketReferencesIndexVol 3ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE AND COLLECTIVE ACTIONList of Figures and TablesList of AbbreviationsCreditsIntroductionThe Gender and Environment Debate: Lessons from IndiaEnvironmental Management, Equity, and Ecofeminism: Debating India's ExperienceConceptualizing Environmental Collective Action: Why Gender MattersGender, Environment, and Poverty Interlinks: Regional Variations and Temporal Shifts in Rural India: 1971-91Participatory Exclusions, Community Forestry, and Gender: An Analysis for South Asia and a Conceptual FrameworkGender Inequality, Cooperation, and Environmental SustainabilityDoes Womenas Proportional Strength Affect their Participation? Governing Local Forests in South AsiaRule Making in Community Forestry Institutions: The Difference Women MakeGender and Forest Conservation: The Impact of Womenas Participation in Community Forest GovernanceAfterwordReferencesIndex