Land tenure, gender, and globalisation : research and analysis from Africa, Asia, and Latin America /

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Imprint:New Delhi : ZUBAAN ; Ottawa : International Development Research Center, 2010.
Description:xii, 299 p. : maps ; 22 cm.
Subject:Land tenure -- Africa.
Land tenure -- Asia.
Land tenure -- Latin America.
Rural women -- Africa -- Economic conditions.
Rural women -- Asia -- Economic conditions.
Rural women -- Latin America -- Economic conditions.
Globalization -- Africa.
Globalization -- Asia.
Globalization -- Latin America.
Women landowners -- Africa.
Women landowners -- Asia.
Women landowners -- Latin America.
Land tenure.
Rural women -- Economic conditions.
Women landowners.
Latin America.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Tsikata, Dzodzi.
Golah, Pamela.
International Development Research Centre (Canada)
9781552504635 (pbk.)
1552504638 (pbk.)
8189884727 (pbk.)
Notes:Contributed articles.
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary:"Drawing from field research in Cameroon, Ghana, Viet Nam, and the Amazon forests of Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru, this book explores the relationship between gender and land, revealing the workings of global capital and of people's responses to it. A central theme is the people's resistance to global forces, frequently through an insistence on the uniqueness of their livelihoods." "For instance, in the Amazon, the focus is on the social movements that have emerged in the context of struggles over land rights concerning the extraction of Brazil nuts and babatu kernels in an increasingly globalised market. In Viet Nam, the process of 'de-collectivising' rights to land is examined with a view to understanding ho* gender and other social differences are reworked in a market economy." "The book addresses a gap in the literature on land tenure and gender in developing countries. It raises new questions about the process of globalisation, particularly about who the actors are (local people, the state, NGOs, multinational companies) and the shifting relations amongst them. The book also challenges the very concepts of gender, land and globalisation."--BOOK JACKET.

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