Gendering the Field

Gendering the Field

Towards Sustainable Livelihoods for Mining Communities

Edited by: Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt orcid

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The chapters in this book offer concrete examples from all over the world to show how community livelihoods in mineral-rich tracts can be more sustainable by fully integrating gender concerns into all aspects of the relationship between mining practices and mine affected communities. By looking at the mining industry and the mine-affected communities through a gender lens, the authors indicate a variety of practical strategies to mitigate the impacts of mining on women’s livelihoods without undermining women’s voice and status within the mine-affected communities.

The term ‘field’ in the title of this volume is not restricted to the open-cut pits of large scale mining operations which are male-dominated workplaces, or with mining as a masculine, capital-intensive industry, but also connotes the wider range of mineral extractive practices which are carried out informally by women and men of artisanal communities at much smaller geographical scales throughout the mineral-rich tracts of poorer countries.


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Mar 2011
Asia-Pacific Environment Monograph 6
ANU Press
Asia-Pacific Environment Monographs
Resources, Environment & Development (RE&D)
Arts & Humanities: Cultural Studies; Social Sciences: Development Studies, Gender Studies
Australia; Africa: Democratic Republic of Congo; East Asia: Mongolia; North America: Canada, United States; Pacific: Papua New Guinea; Southeast Asia: Indonesia

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  1. Introduction: Gendering the Masculine Field of Mining for Sustainable Community Livelihoods (PDF, 257KB)Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt doi
  2. Modernity, Gender and Mining: Experiences from Papua New Guinea (PDF, 228KB)Martha Macintyre doi
  3. Bordering on Equality: Women Miners in North America (PDF, 313KB)Laurie Mercier doi
  4. Sex Work and Livelihoods: Beyond the ‘Negative Impacts on Women’ in Indonesian Mining (PDF, 395KB)Petra Mahy doi
  5. Experiences of Indigenous Women in the Australian Mining Industry (PDF, 739KB)Joni Parmenter doi
  6. Indigenous Women and Mining Agreement Negotiations: Australia and Canada (PDF, 698KB)Ciaran O’Faircheallaigh doi
  7. Gender-Based Evaluation of Development Projects: The LAST Method (PDF, 1.3MB)Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt doi
  8. Women-Owned SMEs in Supply Chains of the Corporate Resources Sector (PDF, 465KB)Ana Maria Esteves doi
  9. On the Radar? Gendered Considerations in Australia-Based Mining Companies’ Sustainability Reporting, 2004–2007 (PDF, 2.8MB)Sara Bice doi
  10. Towards a Post-Conflict Transition: Women and Artisanal Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (PDF, 990KB)Rachel Perks doi
  11. Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining: Gender and Sustainable Livelihoods in Mongolia (PDF, 970KB)Bolormaa Purevjav doi
  12. Gender Mainstreaming in Asian Mining: A Development Perspective (PDF, 1.0MB)Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt and Gill Burke doi

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