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Towards a better understanding of gendered power in small scale fisheries of the Western Indian Ocean


Murunga, M, Towards a better understanding of gendered power in small scale fisheries of the Western Indian Ocean, Global Environmental Change, 67 Article 102242. ISSN 0959-3780 (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2021.102242


Scholarship on gender in fisheries is not new. However, while there are many studies on the context and politics of gender and fisheries, understanding how power influences gender equality remains understudied, especially in the Western Indian Ocean. Based on evidence gathered from an interdisciplinary set of literature, including sectoral policies, this article provides nuanced insight at rethinking - how gendered-power dynamics constrain and enable choices and opportunities for addressing gender inequality in small-scale fisheries. Compelling evidence shows that a gendered-power dynamic is crucial for renegotiating gender equality with social norms and politics, including challenging simplistic views on poverty, vulnerability, and subordination of women. The article presents a latent chance for greater reflexivity among development practitioners, researchers, and policymakers on the politics of and transformation towards gender equality in small-scale fisheries.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:gender, small-scale fisheries, sustainable development, power, transformation
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Fisheries sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Gender aspects in education
UTAS Author:Murunga, M (Mr Michael Murunga)
ID Code:146050
Year Published:2021
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Directorate
Deposited On:2021-08-19
Last Modified:2021-11-25

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