Gender and Rural Geography explores the relationship between gender and rurality. Feminist theory, gender relations and sexuality have all become central concerns of geographical research and significant progress has been made in terms of our understanding of both the broad relationship between gender and geography and the more detailed differences in the lives of men and women over space. The development of feminist perspectives and the study of gender relations in geography, has, however, been fairly uneven over the discipline. Both theoretical and empirical work on gender has tended to be concentrated within social and cultural geography. Moreover it has been directed largely towards the urban sphere.
Table of Contents
2. Feminist Theory and Rural Geography
3. Rural Landscape and the Social Construction of Masculinity and Femininity
4. Gender and the Rural Community
5. Gender, Employment and the Rural Labour Market
6. Power, Gender and Rural Governance 7. Gender, Nature and the Rural Environment
8. Rural Social Change and Implications for the Future of Rural Gender Relations