Gendered resource mapping: Focusing on women's spaces in the landscape

dc.contributor.authorRocheleau, Dianneen
dc.contributor.authorThomas-Slayter, Barbaraen
dc.contributor.authorEdmunds, D.en
dc.contributor.departmentSustainable Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (SANREM) Knowledgebaseen
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-19T20:08:07Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-19T20:08:07Zen
dc.date.issued1994en
dc.descriptionMetadata only recorden
dc.description.abstractIn smallholder farming communities, women and men have access and control of different natural resources and specific ecological knowledge. However, local males or researchers are allowing for women's spaces and natural resources to be removed or controlled. These actions are often disempowering for women's economic and social power in smallholder communities. Based on this viewpoint, this article discusses how researchers can use participatory qualitative and "geometric" mapping resources to map gendered differences in the landscape to determine how to implement gender-equal conservation agriculture plans. According to the authors, previous resource maps have failed to accurately create maps from multiple social and physical perspectives. The preliminary methods of determining "gendered space and place" involve gender-separate or community-based meetings, focus group interviews, transect walks, participatory mapping, analysis of economic income, and identifying gendered crop and vegetation spaces. The authors suggest researchers draw "countermaps" with community members, focusing on conveying space or natural resources that show gender use. For example, a "lowland rice field" becomes a "lowland rice fields with hedges for goat fodder" (showing a resource women use). These maps could specifically focus on mapping women's knowledge, space, and privileges and emphasize conflict areas with men. This type of participatory mapping has shown to be successful for both community members and researchers.en
dc.format.mimetypetext/plainen
dc.identifier4757en
dc.identifier.citationCultural Survival Quarterly 18(4): 62-68en
dc.identifier.issn0740-3291en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/68994en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherCambridgeen
dc.relation.urihttp://www.culturalsurvival.org/ourpublications/csq/article/gendered-resource-mapping-focusing-womens-spaces-landscapeen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.holderCopyright Cultural Survival, Inc., 1995en
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectWomenen
dc.subjectResearch planningen
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectMappingen
dc.subjectSpaceen
dc.subjectLandscapesen
dc.subjectGeographyen
dc.subjectEcosystem Farm/Enterprise Scale Field Scaleen
dc.titleGendered resource mapping: Focusing on women's spaces in the landscapeen
dc.typeAbstracten
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
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