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Introduction: global perspectives on gender-water geographies

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This introduction summarizes the work featured in the themed section of Gender, Place and Culture titled 'Global geographies of gender and water'. It brings into dialogue scholars investigating a variety of gender-water relationships at different scales, including: poisoned waterscapes; fishing practices; and the implications of neoliberal water policies. The authors featured purposefully engage with the multi-faceted ways in which experiences, discourses and policies of water are gendered, and how gender is created through processes of access, use and control of water resources. In bringing these articles together, we have consciously aimed to support inclusive, feminist collaborative work and to prioritize diversity.

Keywords: gender; modernity; nature-society; neoliberalism; water

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Department of Geography, TAMU 3147, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA 2: Department of Geography, Old Journalism Building Room 211, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT, USA 3: Department of Geography, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, USA 4: Newcastle University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

Publication date: August 1, 2009

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