Mind the gap: disciplinary dissonance, gender and the environment

Harrison, Elizabeth A and Watson, Elizabeth E (2012) Mind the gap: disciplinary dissonance, gender and the environment. Society and Natural Resources, 25 (9). pp. 933-944. ISSN 0894-1920

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Abstract

This article investigates the treatment of gender issues in “research for development“ natural resources management (NRM) projects. Through discussion of an NRM research project in the United Kingdom and India, the article explores how the use of inaccurate gender stereotypes results in projects being compromised. The article seeks to explain why this happens despite widespread appreciation of the centrality of gender issues to NRM and poverty. In explanation the article identifies the significance of difficulties in the partnerships between the natural and social science dimensions of these projects. The study demonstrates that instead of easy and equal partnership, the relationship between natural and social science practitioners and practices remains characterized by inequality and poor communication, with serious consequences for the understanding of, and response to, gender issues

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > Anthropology
Depositing User: Elizabeth Harrison
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2013 14:26
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2013 14:26
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/10477
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