Women, mining and development: An emerging research agenda

Jenkins, Katy (2014) Women, mining and development: An emerging research agenda. The Extractive Industries and Society, 1 (2). pp. 329-339. ISSN 2214-790X

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Abstract

This critical review argues that the experiences and perspectives of women in relation to the extractive industries have often been absent from analysis of the impacts of mining in the global South. This paper therefore explores the ways in which women in developing countries are affected by the expansion of extractive industries, bringing together a dispersed literature, scattered across disciplines and relating to geographically diverse locations, in order to provide a comprehensive overview of key debates in relation to women and mining, and generate momentum for a new research agenda in this area. The review concentrates on four key intersecting areas – women as mineworkers; the gendered impacts of mining, and specifically the disproportionately negative impacts on women; women's changing roles and identities in communities affected by mining; and finally gendered inequalities in relation to the benefits of mining.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Women; Mining; Gendered inequalities; Mining impacts; Development
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Social Sciences & Languages
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2014 09:56
Last Modified: 12 May 2017 08:07
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/18099

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