Gender and Rurality (Routledge International Studies of by Lia Bryant

By Lia Bryant

The examine of gender in rural areas continues to be in its infancy. so far, there was little exploration of the structure of the numerous and differing ways in which gender is constituted in rural settings. This ebook will position the query of gender, rurality and distinction at its middle. The authors learn theoretical buildings of gender and discover the connection among those and rural areas. whereas there were broad debates within the feminist literature approximately gender and the intersection of a number of social different types, rural feminist social scientists have not begun to theorize what gender capability in a rural context and the way gender blurs and intersects with different social different types equivalent to sexuality, ethnicity, classification and (dis)ability. This e-book will use empirical examples from a number study tasks undertaken by way of the authors in addition to illustrations from paintings within the Australasia zone, Europe, and the U.S. to discover gender and rurality and their relation to sexuality, ethnicity, type and (dis)ability.

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The key aim was to give primacy to Bebe’s knowledge. In this regard we found academic geographer Annette Watson and Athabascan hunter Orville Huntington’s (2008) description of the meaning and creation of Indigenous knowledges about moose hunting instructive. Watson and Huntington (2008, 259) engage Donna Haraway’s (1990) metaphor of ‘conversation,’ rather than ‘discovery,’ to connote their efforts to represent Indigenous epistemologies and ontologies respectfully and meaningfully. 9 In seeking to materialize the image of the ‘conversation’ in our own research, the interview was largely open-ended.

In recognition of ownership of the land by Indigenous peoples, non-custodial residents and visitors needed a permit to enter the Homelands. It must be made clear, however, that this legislation provided only conditional autonomy to traditional owners. 1 Map of Australia indicating the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands (APYL). 28 Gender and Rurality governance of the Homelands and to suspend the executive board. This Act was altered in 2005, restricting autonomy in relation to self-governance by reducing the number of community members consulted before decisions could be made about governance, entry to the Homelands, infrastructure, and other issues.

G. McDowell 1999), as well as commentaries from African-American Gender, Rurality, and Indigeneity 29 feminist scholars who have argued that discourses of home are not just gendered but racialized, and that, in a racist society, home has been a sanctuary and shelter for black women (Collins 1991; hooks 1991). Bebe’s story contributes to these debates as she enunciates ontologies of home that contrast, and yet, at times, merge with privileged White/Anglo ontologies. This complexity is amplified by the fact that as an Indigenous woman, Bebe is, by defi nition, ‘already at home’ (Spark 1999, 58); but with her land appropriated, she is ‘homeless and out-of-place’ (Moreton-Robinson 2003c, 37).

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