Gender and Island Communities

1st Edition

Firouz Gaini, Helene Pristed Nielsen

April 24, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 224 Pages - 18 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367208417 - CAT# 299930
Series: Gender in a Global/Local World

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This book takes an explicitly feminist approach to studying gender and social inequalities in island settings whilst deliberating on ‘islandness’ as part of the intersectional analysis.

Though there is a wealth of recent literature on islands and island studies, most of this literature focuses on islands as objects of study rather than as contexts for exploring gender relations and local gendered developments. Taking Karides’ ‘Island feminism’ as a starting point and drawing from the wider literature on island studies as well as gender and place, this book bridges this gap by exploring gender, gender relations, affect and politics in various island settings spanning a great variety of global locations, from the Faroe Islands and Greenland in the north to Tasmania in south. Insights on recent developments and gendered contestations in these locations provide rich food for thought on the intricate links between gender and place in a local/global world. 

This text will be of key interest to students and scholars of gender and feminist studies, cultural studies, Island studies, anthropology and more broadly to sociology, geography, diversity and social justice studies, global democracy and international relations.

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