Gendering the field : towards sustainable livelihoods for by Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt

By Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt

The chapters during this e-book provide concrete examples from around the globe to teach how group livelihoods in mineral-rich tracts may be extra sustainable via totally integrating gender issues into all points of the connection among mining practices and mine affected groups. by way of the mining and the mine-affected groups via a gender lens, the authors point out quite a few useful suggestions to mitigate the affects of mining on women's livelihoods with out undermining women's voice and standing in the mine-affected groups. The time period 'field' within the name of this quantity isn't constrained to the open-cut pits of huge scale mining operations that are male-dominated places of work, or with mining as a masculine, capital-intensive undefined, but in addition connotes the broader diversity of mineral extractive practices that are performed informally by way of men and women of artisanal groups at a lot smaller geographical scales in the course of the mineral-rich tracts of poorer nations.

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Gendering the field : towards sustainable livelihoods for mining in mining communities

The chapters during this ebook provide concrete examples from world wide to teach how group livelihoods in mineral-rich tracts might be extra sustainable via absolutely integrating gender issues into all points of the connection among mining practices and mine affected groups. by way of the mining and the mine-affected groups via a gender lens, the authors point out quite a few functional techniques to mitigate the affects of mining on women's livelihoods with out undermining women's voice and standing in the mine-affected groups.

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In one discussion about the difficulties women faced, one woman explained that shortly after she was married her husband observed her plucking her eyebrows. He instructed her that this suggested that she wanted to attract other men and was not to continue this practice. I have been conducting research into the experiences of women in the workplace in PNG for a period of eight years with about 100 surveys completed and 30 indepth interviews. In particular I have surveyed the work experiences, hopes and aspirations of women who have been educated beyond secondary school.

Progress in Development Studies, 6(1): 55–67. 19 2. Modernity, Gender and Mining: Experiences from Papua New Guinea Martha Macintyre Introduction While ideologies of human rights, gender equality and the elimination of discrimination underpin most large corporations’ employment policies, counter ideologies of gender difference often prevail in practice. Based on research on two major mining projects in Papua New Guinea (PNG), this chapter will explore the ways in which modern western and contemporary Papua New Guinean ideals of femininity, maternal responsibility and the family converge to exclude women from equitable treatment in employment.

In K. Lahiri-Dutt and M. Macintyre (eds), op. cit. ———, 2008. ’ South Asian Survey 15(2): 217–44. ———, forthcoming. ’ Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography. Lahiri-Dutt, K. and M. Macintyre (eds), 2006. Women Miners in Developing Countries: Pit Women and Others. Aldershot: Ashgate. , 1996. ’ In K. de Koning and M. Martin (eds), Participatory Research in Health: Issues and Experiences. London: Zed Books. McIlwaine, C. and K. Datta, 2003. ’ Gender, Place and Culture 10(4): 369–82.

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