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LAND TENURE, GENDER AND GLOBALISATION LAND TENURE, GENDER AND GLOBALISATION
Research and Analysis from Africa, Asia and Latin America
Edited by Dzodzi Tsikata and Pamela Golah
Foreword by Prof. Ann Whitehead, University Of Sussex

How does land ownership relate to workings of global capital and the lives of women, and men? This book draws from field research in Cameroon, Ghana, Vietnam, and the Amazon forests of Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru to explore relations between land ownership, gender and class.
In each situation, a central theme is the people’s resistance to global forces, frequently through an insistence on the uniqueness of their livelihoods.
In the Amazon, the focus is on the social movements that have emerged in the context of struggles over land rights concerning the extraction of Brazil nuts and babaçu kernels in an increasingly globalized market. In Vietnam, the process of ‘de-collectivizing’ rights to land is examined with a view to understanding how gender and other social differences are reworked in a market economy.
The book addresses a gap in the literature on land tenure and gender in developing countries.
It raises new questions about the process of globalization, particularly about who the actors are (local people, the state, NGOs, multinational companies) and the shifting relations amongst them. The book also challenges the very concepts of gender, land, and globalization.

"A useful text for undergraduate and postgraduate courses with rich international comparative material from a distinguished team of international researchers." Prof. Barbara Harriss-White, Department of International Development, Oxford.

Contents: Foreword, Ann Whitehead; Introduction, Dzodzi Tsikata; Exploring the conceptual ground, A. Fiona D. Mackenzie; Methodological challenges and insights, Allison Goebel; Small-scale gold mining and mangrove exploitation in Ghana: Economic liberalisation, changing resource tenures and gendered livelihoods, Mariama Awumbila and Dzodzi Tsikata; The Chad–Cameroon oil pipeline project: The politics of gender, land and compensation, Joyce B. Endeley; Facing globalization: Gender and land at stake in the Amazonian forests of Bolivia, Brazil and Peru, Noemi Miyasaka Porro; Gender, kinship and agrarian transitions in Vietnam, Steffanie Scott, Danièle Bélanger, Nguyen Thi Van Anh, and Khuat Thu Hong; Conclusion: For a politics of difference, Noemi Miyasaka Porro Almeida.

216 x 138 mm.
2010, Paperback ISBN 978 0 85036 703 4



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