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Gender and the Environment


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Abbreviations ix

1 Introduction: How are Gender and the Environment Connected? 1

2 Sustainability and Sustainable Development as Gendered Concepts 20

3 Revealing Gender in Environmental Justice 45

4 Too Many People? Gender and Population Debates 69

5 Too Much Stuff? Gender and Debates about Consumption 94

6 Too Little Security? Gender and the Securitization of the Environment 120

7 Conclusion: Gendered Sustainability and Justice in Climate Change Debates 146

Notes 166

References 174

Index 203

About the Author

Nicole Detraz is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Memphis


"Inequality and discrimination are central to why the global environmental crisis is escalating. Nicole Detraz's trailblazing book reveals how gender analysis offers essential insights into why the problems of consumption, environmental insecurity, and unsustainable development persist, as well as why government and corporate policies so often cause even greater injustice."
Peter Dauvergne, University of British Columbia

"Detraz's book shows how our understanding of environmental issues is enhanced by considering the particular experiences of women and men in the face of environmental degradation. The analysis is both straightforward - accessible to a beginner - and sophisticated, tracing how different feminisms build on the core concepts of sustainability and justice to transform familiar debates in global environmental politics."
Kathryn Hochstetler, University of Waterloo

"A thorough, accessible and succinct overview of the debates to date. This book is extremely helpful in laying out the field of GEP...as well as in achieving its specific aim to develop analytical connections between gender and environment. The clarity and comprehensiveness of the overviews are very useful for educators and learners alike."
Environmental Education Research

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