ABSTRACT

Within the field of sustainability transition (ST) studies, gender still forms a largely neglected and rarely theorized tool of analysis and intervention. This becomes particularly tangible when regarding the approach of Transition Management (TM). Therefore, drawing on feminist theories, we propose a critical analytical prism to explore the crucial role of gender in understanding social change and designing interventions conceived to prepare, initiate, and navigate sustainability innovations. By illustrating the influence that gendered structures, symbolic orders, and performances exert on phases, sites, and outcomes of TM, we show how ST studies as a whole could benefit from such a perspective. This step towards engendering TM should also further the consideration of gender equality and empowerment (SDG5) as a central dimension and outcome of research and policies directed towards STs.