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Open Access Rethinking gender: feminist perspectives on Sustainable Development Goals in the light of (re)productivity

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Gender equality is a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) and at the same time is recognised as a cross-sectional perspective for all SDGs. Despite this commitment, the SDGs risk reinforcing a women-oriented sustainability discourse. First, there is a danger of feminising environmental responsibility, which at the same time strengthens the assumption of a heteronormative normality. Second, feminist critiques of growth-oriented economic rationalities are categorically ignored.
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Keywords: (re)productivity; Sustainable Development Goals; feminist economics; gender; nature; sustainability

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2019

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