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Women and climate change : examining discourses from the Global North / Nicole Detraz.

Author/creator Detraz, Nicole author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2023]
Descriptionx, 258 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Introduction: Where are the connections between gender and climate change? -- Employing a feminist methodology -- Women as vulnerable : precariousness in the face of climate change -- Women as caregivers : care roles and climate change -- Women as knowledgeable : expertise and competence in climate change -- Women as agents : participation and obstacles in climate change work -- Conclusions: Where do we go from here?
Abstract "This book investigates how women have been cast with regard to climate change science and policy-making, such as roles as victims, drivers of change, laborers, and saviors"-- Provided by publisher.
Summary When you think "climate change," who comes to mind? Who's doing the science, the reporting, the protesting, the suffering? In Women and Climate Change, Nicole Detraz asks where women in the global North figure in the picture, what that means, and why it matters. Her answers fill critical gaps in what we know about the politics of climate change and gender. Representations of climate change, like perceptions of gender, can make a profound difference in understanding expectations and actions around social, cultural, and political issues. Interviewing women living in the global North who work in the climate change sphere, Detraz examines the crucial links between notions of climate change and gender—in particular, how women are portrayed in climate change debates. Where is their presence or absence recognized? What tasks are they expected to perform? What factors influence their roles? The answers provide a nuanced account of the characteristics, conditions, and positions associated with women's activities in and experiences of climate change—a multifaceted portrayal of women that also demonstrates the generalization and essentializing that can hinder goals of sustainability and gender justice. Because gender is a social construction, Detraz reminds us, change is possible. Her book offers the suggestion, and the hope, that identifying connections between ideas of gender and climate change might also alter our vision of a livable future. -- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages [223]-252) and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Detraz, Nicole. Women and climate change Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2023] 9780262362115
LCCN 2022022481
ISBN9780262542074 paperback
ISBN0262542072 paperback
ISBNelectronic publication
ISBNelectronic book

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