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This Elusive Land: Women and the Canadian Environment

Edited By: M Hessing, R Raglon and C Sandilands

408 pages, no illustrations

University of British Columbia Press

Paperback | Jul 2005 | #156432 | ISBN: 0774811072
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NHBS Price: £28.50 $35/€32 approx

About this book

Introduces the literature about women and the environment in Canada. It looks at the ways women integrate the social and biophysical settings of their lives, and features a range of contexts in which gender mediates, inspires, and informs a sense of belonging to and in this land. This volume reveals the significance of women's experiences in various landscapes and addresses a number of questions: How are women politically active in developing environmental and resource policy? How are women's positions in the family, the community, and the labour force mediated by the environment? What would a feminist environmental perspective look like, especially in the Canadian context? And finally, and perhaps most importantly, does a feminist perspective enable us to better know, understand, and value the Canadian environment, and if so, how? A timely and highly relevant discussion of the relationship between gender and environment, this book also covers the ways in which both physical and social landscapes continue to evolve.

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Melody Hessing is a faculty member of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Douglas College. Rebecca Raglon teaches in the Department of English at the University of British Columbia. Catriona Sandilands is an associate professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies and Canada Research Chair in Sustainability and Culture at York University.

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