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The silent (and gendered) violence: Understanding water access in mining areas through the rights lens

Lahiri-Dutt, Kuntala


Gender is the key explaining factor for why the social and environmental impacts of mining do not affect communities in a homogeneous manner. Deliberate neglect of gendered power dynamics within the community often engineers a shift to, or enhances, masculinities associated with mining projects in the Global South. Drawing on a feminist political ecology perspective, this chapter argues that a rights-based approach to the study of mining impacts on communities must also integrate gender...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: A Political Ecology of Women, Water and Global Environmental Change
DOI: 10.4324/9781315796208-4


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