Gender and Sustainability


Gender perspectives on sustainability focus on access to natural resources by men and women in diverse localities. The power relations underlying the gender order frame the different patterns of the use and control of land, water, species, energy. The scarcity of natural resources affects women and men differently, according to their social and economic status and their ethnicity.
Gender perspectives on sustainability focus on access to natural resources by men and women in diverse localities. The power relations underlying the gender order frame the different patterns of the use and control of land, water, species, energy. The scarcity of natural resources affects women and men differently, according to their social and economic status and their ethnicity.

From a critical gender perspective, sustainability is a contested concept. The mainstream notion of sustainable development has been challenged by women’s environmental organizations through the approach of sustainable livelihoods. The livelihood perspective questions the common sense idea of economic growth being the basis for sustainability.
From a critical gender perspective, sustainability is a contested concept. The mainstream notion of sustainable development has been challenged by women’s environmental organizations through the approach of sustainable livelihoods. The livelihood perspective questions the common sense idea of economic growth being the basis for sustainability.Gender perspectives on sustainability focus on access to natural resources by men and women in diverse localities. The power relations underlying the gender order frame the different patterns of the use and control of land, water, species, energy. The scarcity of natural resources affects women and men differently, according to their social and economic status and their ethnicity.

From a critical gender perspective, sustainability is a contested concept. The mainstream notion of sustainable development has been challenged by women’s environmental organizations through the approach of sustainable livelihoods. The livelihood perspective questions the common sense idea of economic growth being the basis for sustainability.

Principal Investigators
Bauhardt, Christine Prof. Dr. phil. (Details) (Gender and Globalisation, particularly with regard to Transformation Processes in Rural Area)

Duration of Project
Start date: 01/2010
End date: 12/2014

Research Areas
Gender and Sustainability, Nachhaltigkeit und Gender, Sustainability

Publications
Bauhardt (2012): Klimawandel und Infrastrukturpolitiken im Widerstreit. Die Politikfelder Wasser und Mobilität aus einer kritischen Gender-Perspektive. In: Çağlar, Gülay/Castro Varela, Maria Do Mar/Schwenken, Helen (Hg.): Geschlecht - Macht - Klima. Feministische Perspektiven auf Klima, gesellschaftliche Naturverhältnisse und Gerechtigkeit. Opladen/Farmington Hills: Barbara Budrich Verlag, S. 97-115; Bauhardt (2011): Gesellschaftliche Naturverhältnisse und globale Umweltpolitik - Ökofeminismus, Queer Ecologies, (Re)Produktivität und das Konzept "Ressourcenpolitik". In: Rendtorff, Barbara/ Mahs, Claudia/ Wecker, Verena (Hg.): Geschlechterforschung, Einführende Texte. Stuttgart: W. Kohlhammer Verlag, S. 44-58; Bauhardt (2011) Queer naturecultures -- Gesellschaftliche Naturverhältnisse feministisch denken und politisch gestalten. In: Scheich, Elvira/Wagels, Karen (Hg.): Körper -- Raum -- Transformation. Gender-Dimensionen von Natur und Materie. Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot, S. 198-216

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