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Title Women, urbanization and sustainability : practices of survival, adaptation and resistance / Anita Lacey, editor.
Imprint [London] : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]

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Series Gender, development and social change.
Gender, development and social change.
Subject Urban women -- Social conditions.
Sustainable urban development.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Alt Name Lacey, Anita, 1974-
Ohio Library and Information Network.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 298 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-285) and index.
Contents Introduction / Anita Lacey -- Part I. Contesting livelihoods, land and tenure -- Urban labour and livelihoods: women, postcolonial developmental governance and rapid employment programmes in Honiara and Port Moresby / Anita Lacey -- Immanent politics in the Kampungs: gendering, performing and mapping the Jakarta economic subject / Lisa Tilley -- Barrio women's gendering practices for sustainable urbanism in Caracas, Venezuela / Juan Velasquez Atehortua -- Part II. Resisting water and food insecurity -- Relational trajectories of urban water poverty in Lima and Dar es Salaam / Adriana Allen and Pascale Hofmann -- What is being sustained? Sustainability and food exchange sites in Istanbul / Candan Turkkan -- Part III. Forging women's rights to the city -- Politics of urban space: rethinking urban inclusion and the right to the city / Sudha Mohan -- Disabled women, urbanization, and sustainable development in Africa / Tsitsi Chataika -- Fragile cities and gender based violence: the case of Rio de Janeiro / Renata A. Giannini, Peter McNamee, and Giovanna B. de Miranda -- Gender justice and the politics of sexual harassment in Cairo / Hala Nasr.
Summary This work considers the city as a gendered space and examines women's experiences and engagement in both urbanization and sustainability. Such a focus offers distinctive insights into the question of what it means for a city to be sustainable, asking further how sustainability needs to work with gender and the gendered lives of cities' inhabitants. Vitally, it considers women's lives in cities and their work to forge more sustainable cities through a wide variety of means, including governmental, non-governmental and local grassroots and individual efforts towards sustainable urban life. The volume is transnational, offering case-studies from a wide range of city sites and sustainability efforts. It explores crucial questions such as the gendered nature and women's experiences of current urbanization; the gendered nature of urban sustainability thinking and programmes; and local alternatives and resistances to dominant modes of addressing urbanization challenges.
Access Available to OhioLINK libraries.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781349951826 (electronic bk.)
134995182X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1022266321
Additional Format Print version: Women, urbanization and sustainability. [London] : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017] 9781349951819 (DLC) 2016960963 (OCoLC)987979968.