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Gender and Environment: some preliminary questions about women and water in the South Australian context

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Stratford, E, Gender and Environment: some preliminary questions about women and water in the South Australian context, Gender, Place and Culture: a Journal of Feminist Geography, 2, (2) pp. 209-215. ISSN 0966-369X (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/09663699550022026

Abstract

This paper speculates on three issues about the relationship between women and water, focusing on the context of South Australia, a particularly dry part of the world. First, it is suggested that gender affects our connections to environmental resources, in this instance to water. Second, it is noted that currently unexamined archival material exists for the South Australian situation and that the analysis of this material may shed light on the relationship between gender and environmental resources. Third, it is possible to argue that the conflation of nature and the feminine through such things as tropic devices in language results in both being constituted largely as corporeal, as bodies requiring management. Such a possibility suggests that a body politics exists in environmental studies and related disciplines that requires further theoretical work. © 1995, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Other Studies in Human Society
Research Field:Gender Specific Studies
Objective Division:Information and Communication Services
Objective Group:Environmentally Sustainable Information and Communication Services
Objective Field:Environmentally Sustainable Information and Communication Services not elsewhere classified
Author:Stratford, E (Professor Elaine Stratford)
ID Code:45168
Year Published:1995
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2007-07-05
Last Modified:2011-10-06
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