(Part 4: Participation and Cultural Change) Chapter 10: Women and Water in the Northern Ecuadorean Andes

Chapter Title

(Part 4: Participation and Cultural Change) Chapter 10: Women and Water in the Northern Ecuadorean Andes

Book Title

Opposing Currents : The Politics of Water and Gender in Latin America

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Document Type

Book Chapter

Editors

Vivienne Bennett, Sonia Davila-Poblete, and Maria Nieves Rico

Description

This book represents an important contribution to a growing subfield of feminist scholarship. Moving beyond a focus on the traditional policy areas normally associated with women and politics, the authors bring a gender analysis to bear on the “politics of water” in Latin America. Not only is this a policy issue not usually linked to women's rights, but, as the editors argue, even the national-level women's policy agencies created in many Latin American countries have overlooked the way gender discrimination impacts the heightening water crisis facing much of the region. Nevertheless, they maintain that “the right to water underpins all other social rights” (p. 15) and that “a gender perspective is not only possible but essential for effective water management” (p. ix).

ISBN

9780822972655

Publication Date

12-13-2005

Publisher

University of Pittsburgh Press

Disciplines

Geography | Nature and Society Relations | Political Science | Social and Behavioral Sciences

ORCID ID

0000-0001-9314-748X

DOI

10.2307/j.ctt9qh61c.15

(Part 4: Participation and Cultural Change) Chapter 10: Women and Water in the Northern Ecuadorean Andes
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