ABSTRACT

This book casts a light on the daily struggles and achievements of ‘gender experts’ working in environment and development organisations, where they are charged with advancing gender equality and social equity and aligning this with visions of sustainable development.

Developed through a series of conversations convened by the book’s editors with leading practitioners from research, advocacy and donor organisations, this text explores the ways gender professionals – specialists and experts, researchers, organizational focal points – deal with personal, power-laden realities associated with navigating gender in everyday practice. In turn, wider questions of epistemology and hierarchies of situated knowledges are examined, where gender analysis is brought into fields defined as largely techno-scientific, positivist and managerialist. Drawing on insights from feminist political ecology and feminist science, technology and society studies, the authors and their collaborators reveal and reflect upon strategies that serve to mute epistemological boundaries and enable small changes to be carved out that on occasions open up promising and alternative pathways for an equitable future.

This book will be of great relevance to scholars and practitioners with an interest in environment and development, science and technology, and gender and women’s studies more broadly.

The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781351175180, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

chapter |24 pages

Introduction: Troubling gender expertise in environment and development

Voices from feminist political ecology
ByBernadette P. Resurrección, Rebecca Elmhirst
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part Part 1|72 pages

The politics of identity and boundary marking

chapter 1|15 pages

Strategic reflexivity in linking gender equality with sustainable energy

An engineer in the gender profession
ByRebecca Elmhirst, Bernadette P. Resurrección
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chapter 2|11 pages

Is epistemic authority masculine?

Reflections on gender, status and knowledge in international agricultural research and development
ByBernadette P. Resurrección, Rebecca Elmhirst
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chapter 3|11 pages

Epistemic crossings of a marine biologist through gender encounters

ByBernadette P. Resurrección, Rebecca Elmhirst
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chapter 4|17 pages

Beyond the business case for gender

A feminist political ecologist in the FAO *
ByRebecca Elmhirst, Bernadette P. Resurrección
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chapter 5|16 pages

Challenges and dilemmas of integrating gender in the field of environment and development at SEI

Metrics and metaphors
ByAndreea R. Torre
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part Part 2|100 pages

The politics of knowledge in environment and development realms

chapter 6|16 pages

The politics of feminist translation in water management

ByBernadette P. Resurrección, Rebecca Elmhirst
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chapter 7|16 pages

Embodied engagement with gender and agrobiodiversity

Leveraging transformative moments in multidisciplinary teams
ByRebecca Elmhirst, Bernadette P. Resurrección
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chapter 8|13 pages

Please genderise my log frame

Interactions with technical specialists for gender mainstreaming in environment projects
ByBernadette P. Resurrección, Rebecca Elmhirst
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chapter 9|17 pages

The gender professional as ethnographer

Working for equitable forests
ByRebecca Elmhirst, Bernadette P. Resurrección
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chapter 10|10 pages

Disaster risk governance and gender professionals

Command-and-control and re-doing gender
ByBernadette P. Resurrección, Rebecca Elmhirst
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chapter 11|13 pages

Lifting the barriers of gender integration in livestock production

ByBernadette P. Resurrección, Rebecca Elmhirst
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chapter 12|13 pages

We build the power in empowerment

Feminist activism at the forefront of environment and climate change arenas
ByBernadette P. Resurrección, Rebecca Elmhirst
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part Part 3|34 pages

The power of gender champions

chapter 13|11 pages

Supporting gender experts

A donor perspective
ByBernadette P. Resurrección, Rebecca Elmhirst
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chapter 14|11 pages

Gender equality work at USAID

Mandatory as applicable
ByKai Spratt, Charles ‘Will’ Lewis II
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chapter |10 pages

Afterword

Gender expertise, environmental crisis and the ethos of care
ByBernadette P. Resurrección, Rebecca Elmhirst
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