chapter  6
Gender and Territory as Interacting Socio-Ecological Processes
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With the goal of supporting ongoing efforts to understand gendered dynamics of change, this chapter launches a new way of thinking about territory and gender as interacting phenomena that vary across space and time. The approach developed via synergies and tensions among several currents of thought and practice: it engages global scholarship about gender, in particular ongoing work on gender and development and emerging studies of masculinities, and also engages ideas about territory, in particular those that have recently been advanced through a Latin American-led research and theory building program on Rural Territorial Dynamics (DTR). Without attempting to provide a comprehensive overview of these currents, this chapter introduces select elements that demonstrate possibilities for bringing about a synthesis with an intersectional approach.