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Livelihood and Gender
Equity in Community Resource Management

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Sumi Krishna - Former President, Indian Association for Women’s Studies

December 2003 | 452 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This book has critiqued natural resource management from a gendered perspective. Almost all of the contributors are concerned with people's changing livelihoods and resource base. They examine the overlapping strands that cut across the issue of engendering community rights in natural resource management. The volume tries to grasp the complexity of the interlinkages between gender and natural resources.

Sumi Krishna
Overview
A 'Genderscape' of Community Rights in Natural Resource Management

 
 
PART ONE: LIVELIHOODS IN TRANSITION: FIELD INTERVENTIONS
Sagari R. Ramdas et al
Overcoming Gender Barriers
Local Knowledge Systems and Animal Health Healing in Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra

 
P Thamizoli and the MSSRF Team
Mainstreaming Gender Concerns in Mangrove Conservation and Management
The Pichavaram Coast, Tamil Nadu

 
Narayan K Banerjee
Organising Women through Wasteland Development
Bankura District, West Bengal

 
Smita Gate Chandra
Empowering Women in Watershed Management
Guraiya Panchayat, Madhya Pradesh

 
Chhaya Datar and Aseem Prakash
Engendering Community Rights
Women's Access to Water and Wasteland in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka

 
 
PART TWO: GENDER NEEDS AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Anoja Wickramasinghe
Gender and Ecological Sustainability
The Traditions and Wisdom of the Local Communities in a Dry Zone, Sri Lanka

 
Ratna M Sudarshan
Managing Ecosystems for Women's Health
The Case of Kumaon, Uttaranchal

 
Mahalakshmi Parthasarathy
Exploring the Impact of Chromite Mining on Women Mineworkers and the Women of Sukinda Valley, Orissa: A Narrative
Prafulla K Mishra, Shaheen Nilofer and Sumananjali Mohanty
Gender and Disasters
Coping with Drought and Floods in Orissa

 
Nitya Rao
Enhancing Women's Mobility
Transport and Gender Relations in the Santal Parganas, Jharkhand

 
Kanta Marathe
People's Land Reform Initiatives
A Note on the Bundelkhand-Baghelkhand Area, Madhya Pradesh

 
 
PART THREE: INSTITUTIONS, CUSTOMS AND THE STATE
Anupama Lama and Marlène Buchy
Gender, Class, Caste and Participation
Community Forestry in Central Nepal

 
Neera M Singh
Women and Community Forests in Orissa
Rights and Management

 
Arundhuti Roy Choudhury
Community Institutions and Gender
Fishworkers in Kasargode, Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram Districts, Kerala

 
Praveena Kodoth
Gender Aspects of Family Property and Land Rights
Regulation and Reform in Kerala

 
Sumi Krishna
Gender, Tribe and Political Participation
Control of Natural Resources in North-Eastern India

 
 
PART FOUR: REFLECTIONS ON AGENCY AND EMPOWERMENT
Subhash Mendhapurkar
From Subjects of Change to Agents of Change
A Travelogue in Himachal Pradesh

 
Smita Tewari Jassal
Limits of Empowerment? Mallahin Fishponds in Madhubani, Bihar
Sumi Krishna
Afterword
Knowledge Systems, Equity and Rights: A Dialogue with Vina Mazumdar

 

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