Synopses & Reviews
Attempts to understand the production and impacts of climate change and proposals for mitigation and adaptation through gender analyses are thin on the ground.
This book explains how gender as a power relationship influences climate change related strategies and considers the additional pressure that climate change puts on uneven gender relations and the ways in which men and women experience the impacts of these in different economic contexts. The chapters dismantle gender inequality and injustice through a critical appraisal of vulnerability and relative privilege within genders. Part I addresses conceptual frameworks and international themes concerning climate change and gender, and explore emerging ideas concerning the reification of gender relations in climate change policy. Part II offers a wide range of case studies from the global north and the global south to illustrate and explain the limitations to gender blind climate change strategies.
This book will be of interest to students, scholars, practitioners and policy makers interested in climate change, environmental science, geography, politics and gender studies.