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Women's Voices from the Rainforest : International Studies of Women and Place - Janet Gabriel Townsend

Women's Voices from the Rainforest

International Studies of Women and Place

Paperback Published: 5th January 1995
ISBN: 9780415105323
Number Of Pages: 224

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"Women's Voices From the Rainforest" explores the position of the women whose families are tearing down the rainforests. These women of Central and Latin America have been (made) largely invisible, but they are now turning their voices into action.
The rainforests are increasingly topical in today's eco-conscious society, yet people remain ignorant of the many issues hidden by the language and methods of international development policy. Concentrating on the women pioneers of the poorer developing nations, this book employs a variety of contrasting methodologies, from life histories to questionnaire surveys, to suggesting a range of answers to an increasing global concern. The first study of its kind, the authors argue for local "grassroots" action in the creation and implementation of development policy.
"Women's Voices From the Rainforest" is an analysis not only of the developmental concerns faced by today's poorer nations, but also a discussion of the role of feminist theory in providing the solutions to such problems.

Acknowledgementsp. vii
Preface: Three Conversionsp. 1
Introduction: Who is an Expert?p. 7
Women Pioneers in the Tropicsp. 18
In the Colombian Rainforestsp. 34
Women Pioneers in Mexico: Our Analysisp. 50
Outsiders and insiders
Mexican Women Pioneers Tell Their Storiesp. 81
Outsiders' Conclusionsp. 123
Insiders' voices? Mexican women speak
Re-Presenting Voices: What's Wrong with our Life Histories?p. 137
Carmela's Life Storyp. 144
Elena's Life Storyp. 154
Clara's Life Storyp. 167
Guadalupe's Life Storyp. 180
Bibliographyp. 194
Indexp. 206
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ISBN: 9780415105323
ISBN-10: 0415105323
Series: International Studies of Women and Place
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 5th January 1995
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1

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