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Implications of gendered environmental knowledge in water allocation processes in central Australia

Wirf, Linda A., Campbell, April and Rea, Naomi (2008). Implications of gendered environmental knowledge in water allocation processes in central Australia. Gender, Place and Culture,15(5):505-518.

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Title Implications of gendered environmental knowledge in water allocation processes in central Australia
Author Wirf, Linda A.
Campbell, April
Rea, Naomi
Journal Name Gender, Place and Culture
Publication Date 2008
Volume Number 15
Issue Number 5
ISSN 0966-369X   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-51449116076
Start Page 505
End Page 518
Total Pages 14
Place of Publication United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Field of Research STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY
Abstract The existence of gendered knowledge has been identified as a significant feature of Indigenous Australian culture, and the importance of considering the implications of gendered environmental knowledge in collaborative cross-cultural natural resource management has been highlighted. There is a lack of case studies that demonstrate how Indigenous women's knowledge and laws can be provided for in resource management contexts. From collaborative research with Anmatyerr women in central Australia, we discuss the implications of gender bias in relation to gendered knowledge in natural and cultural resource management, with a specific focus on Anmatyerr women's involvement in providing inputs about the cultural values of water within water allocation planning processes. This research highlights Anmatyerr women's own perspectives of their roles in contemporary contexts and identifies the existence of cultural change and continuity in relation to rights and responsibilities around water.
Keywords Cultural and natural resource management
Cultural values
Gender
Indigenous knowledge
Water policy
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09663690802300852   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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