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TitleFluid bonds : views on gender and water
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsLahiri-Dutt, K
Paginationxl, 464 p.
Date Published2006-02-01
Place PublishedKolkata, India
ISSN Number8185604703
Keywordsaccess to water, case studies, cultural aspects, economic aspects, gender, health aspects, poverty, sanitation, sdigen, water resources management, water rights

This book urges the mainstreaming of gender in the water sector and highlights the achievements and failures, in both developed and developing countries. The objectives are to ponder upon the various relationships between gender and water, to examine various gender issues in water resource management, generate awareness about these issues, and to mainstream gender in water-related decision-making in the North and the South. The streams of hydrofeminism in the book create a common terrain for the scholars and experts from the North and the South representing a wide range of methodological approaches, backgrounds and understandings, from where to reappraise water as a gendered substance. The contributors consider the problematic fluidity and indefinite categories of gender and water, tracing the bonds as well as drawing out some differences, focusing on the gendered nature of water in life. The four parts of the book are Part 1: Global discourses on gender and water; Part 2: Gendered waters in times and places; Part 3: Gendered cultures and economies of water; and Part 4: Representations and agency of women in water. The book will be of interest to academics, development planners, administrators, educators, activists and water experts.

NotesBibliography: p. 409-453. Includes index
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