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Gender Challenges: Volumes 1, 2 and 3

ISBN : 9780199453658

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¥28,116
Author: 
Bina Agarwal
Pages
1496 Pages
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Multiple Copy Pack
Size
138 x 216 mm
Pub date
Feb 2016
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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 brings together in one place the author's 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 examines the importance of owning property, for women's 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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Vol 1: AGRICULTURE, TECHNOLOGY, AND FOOD SECURITY
List of Tables and Figures
Abbreviations
Preface
Credits
Introduction
Women and Technological Change in Agriculture: The Asian and African Experience
Agricultural Mechanisation and Labour Use: A Disaggregated Approach
Rural Women and the High Yielding Variety Rice
Women, Poverty, and Agricultural Growth in India
Work Participation of Rural Women in the Third World: Some Data and Conceptual Biases
Diffusion of Rural Innovations: Some Analytical Issues and the Case of Wood-burning Stoves
Social Security and the Family: Coping with Seasonality and Calamity in Rural India
Rethinking Agricultural Production Collectivities
Food Crises and Gender Inequality
References
Index

Vol 2: PROPERTY, FAMILY, AND THE STATE
List of Tables and Figures
List of Abbreviations
Credits
Introduction
Gender and Command Over Property: A Critical Gap in Economic Analysis and Policy in South Asia
Gender and Legal Rights in Agricultural Land in India
Widows vs Daughters or Widows as Daughters?: Property, Land, and Economic Security in Rural India
'Bargaining' and Gender Relations: Within and Beyond the Household
'The Family' in Public Policy: Fallacious Assumptions and Gender Implications
Toward Freedom from Domestic Violence: The Neglected Obvious
'Bargaining', Gender Equality and Legal Change: The Case of India's Inheritance Laws
Gender and Resistance and Land: Interlinked Struggles Over Resources and Meanings in South Asia
The Idea of Gender Equality: From Legislative Vision to Everyday Family Practice
Gender and Land Rights Revisited: Exploring New Prospects via the State, Family and Market
References
Index

Vol 3: ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE AND COLLECTIVE ACTION
List of Figures and Tables
List of Abbreviations
Credits
Introduction
The Gender and Environment Debate: Lessons from India
Environmental Management, Equity, and Ecofeminism: Debating India's Experience
Conceptualizing Environmental Collective Action: Why Gender Matters
Gender, Environment, and Poverty Interlinks: Regional Variations and Temporal Shifts in Rural India: 1971-91
Participatory Exclusions, Community Forestry, and Gender: An Analysis for South Asia and a Conceptual Framework
Gender Inequality, Cooperation, and Environmental Sustainability
Does Women's Proportional Strength Affect their Participation? Governing Local Forests in South Asia
Rule Making in Community Forestry Institutions: The Difference Women Make
Gender and Forest Conservation: The Impact of Women's Participation in Community Forest Governance
Afterword
References
Index

About the author: 

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

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