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Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Taking Stands

Gender and the Sustainability of Rural Communities

Distributed for University of British Columbia Press

Taking Stands

Gender and the Sustainability of Rural Communities

This book goes beyond the dichotomies of “pro” and “anti” environmentalism to tell the stories of the women who seek to maintain resource use in rural places. The author links the experiences of women who seek to protect forestry as an industry, a livelihood, a community, and a culture to policy making by considering the effects of environmental policy changes on the social dynamics of workplaces, households, and communities in forestry towns of British Columbia’s temperate rainforest. Taking Stands provides a crucial understanding of community change in resource-dependent regions and helps us to better tackle the complexities of gender and activism as they relate to rural sustainability.

296 pages


Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations

1. Introduction: Seeing the Trees among Women in Forestry Communities

2. Transition and Social Marginalization of Forestry Communities

3. Policy and Structural Change in Rural British Columbia

4. Women and Woods Work: The Gender of Forestry Jobs

5. Women’s Lives, Husbands’ Wives: "Managing" Forestry Communities

6. Communities Confront Outsiders

7. Fitting In: Making a Place for Gender in Environmental and Land Use Planning

8. Social Sustainability and the Renewal of Research Agendas

Epilogue

Appendix: Describing and Reflecting on Research Methods

Notes

References I

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