Gender water and development cross cultural perspectives on women anne coles tina wallace on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers there is a renewed global commitment to water for all yet even though women are usually responsible for domestic water provision. During the last few decades gender has emerged as an important site for anthropological studies which usually differentiate gender from sex and sexuality gender is a cultural construct and perceptions of men and women differ from culture to culture or even during different periods even in a single culture or society. This book shows how in different environmental historical and cultural contexts gender has been an important element in water provision it draws on a wide range of first hand material analyzed from different disciplinary perspectives. Sex and gender a cross cultural perspective the gendered division of labor the patterned ways productive and other economic tasks are allocated to men and women one aspect of a cultures gender roles the rights and duties individuals have because of their perceived gender identity some have argued that gender roles and the division of . Full text gender roles vary significantly across culturesindeed all gender roles are culturally and historically contingent meaning that they cannot be analyzed outside of their cultural and historical contextsthis section attempts to provide a few examples of variation in gender roles and the lives of women in various places around the world
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