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Gender, Development and Social Change

Women, Urbanization and Sustainability

Practices of Survival, Adaptation and Resistance

Editors: Lacey, Anita (Ed.)

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  • Meets the currently-unmet demand for an academic text on the intersecting themes of women, urbanization and sustainability 
  • Offers a distinctive insight into the question of what it means for a city to be sustainable
  • Considers women’s lives in cities and their work to forge more sustainable cities through a wide variety of means
  • Is transnational, offering case-studies from a wide range of city sites and of sustainability efforts
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This work considers the city as a gendered space and examines women’s experiences and engagement in both urbanization and sustainability. Such a focus offers distinctive insights into the question of what it means for a city to be sustainable, asking further how sustainability needs to work with gender and the gendered lives of cities’ inhabitants. Vitally, it considers women’s lives in cities and their work to forge more sustainable cities through a wide variety of means, including governmental, non-governmental and local grassroots and individual efforts towards sustainable urban life. The volume is transnational, offering case-studies from a wide range of city sites and sustainability efforts. It explores crucial questions such as the gendered nature and women’s experiences of current urbanization; the gendered nature of urban sustainability thinking and programmes; and local alternatives and resistances to dominant modes of addressing urbanization challenges.  

About the authors

Anita Lacey is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, University of Auckland, New Zealand. She is an activist academic and her research, teaching and activism intersect. She has published on the governance of global poverty and the new global aid regime, on resistances to neoliberal globalization, non-governmental organizations, feminist teaching praxis, protest and gendered protest spaces, mobility, and development and women’s livelihoods.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-14

    Lacey, Anita

  • Urban Labour and Livelihoods: Women, Postcolonial Developmental Governance and Rapid Employment Programmes in Honiara and Port Moresby

    Pages 17-42

    Lacey, Anita

  • Immanent Politics in the Kampungs: Gendering, Performing and Mapping the Jakarta Economic Subject

    Pages 43-65

    Tilley, Lisa

  • Barrio Women’s Gendering Practices for Sustainable Urbanism in Caracas, Venezuela

    Pages 67-89

    Atehortua, Juan Velasquez

  • Relational Trajectories of Urban Water Poverty in Lima and Dar es Salaam

    Pages 93-117

    Allen, Adriana (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women, Urbanization and Sustainability
Book Subtitle
Practices of Survival, Adaptation and Resistance
Editors
  • Anita Lacey
Series Title
Gender, Development and Social Change
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95182-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95182-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95181-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95753-8
Series ISSN
2730-7328
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 298
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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