Gender and rural globalisation: an introduction to international perspecties on gender and rural development

B.B. Bock, Sally Shortall

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This book explores how rural gender relations are changing in a globalizing world. It integrates experiences across the globe through the discussion of four key themes in rural gender research: agriculture, international development, gender identities and mobility. The first section (chapters 2-6) examines how mobility affects men and women in rural areas. It explores gender differences in mobility patterns and analyses how mobility affects rural gender identities and relations. The second section (chapters 7-11) focuses on agricultural change, the response of individuals within farm households and the implications for gender relations in rural areas. The third section (chapters 12-17) focuses on the construction of identities and the changes occurring in the definition of rural femininity and masculinity as a result of rural transformations. The fourth section (chapters 18-23) examines the role of international development policies in advancing women's well-being in the less developed parts of the world and some of the unintended consequences of such interventions. The contributors to this book present empirical work from the global North and South.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGender and rural globalization
Subtitle of host publicationinternational perspectives on gender and rural development
EditorsB. Bock, S. Shortall
PublisherCABI International
ISBN (Print)9781780646251
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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