Search for dissertations about: "gender contract"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 18 swedish dissertations containing the words gender contract.

  1. 1. Where Gendered Spaces Bend The Rubber Phenomenon in Northern Laos

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Kulturgeografiska institutionen, Uppsala universitet

    Author : Anna-Klara Lindeborg; Uppsala universitet.; [2012]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Social and Economic Geography; Kulturgeografi; Laos; LuangNamtha; rubber; gender; HatNyao; everyday life; bend; transitions; paradoxical spaces; intersectionality; ethnography; Hmong; phenomenon; gender contract; intersectionality; border-region; division of labour; China; Geography; Geografi;

    Abstract : This thesis seeks to understand and explain gendered everyday life in the village of HatNyao in Northwestern Laos, specifically in relation to rubber cultivation, by using an ethnographic approach and methods. The ‘rubber boom’ is changing the landscape of Northern Laos, and in the process is reshaping gendered everyday life. READ MORE

  2. 2. "At Least There is Something!" : Strategic decision-making by female farmers in Western Kenya

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Kulturgeografiska institutionen

    Author : Helen Nyberg; Stockholms universitet.; [2004]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Western Kenya; Luo; Luhya; female farmers; gender system; gender contract; intensification of agriculture; diversification of agriculture; diversification of economic sources; SOCIAL SCIENCES Business and economics Human geography; economic geography Human geography; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Ekonomi Kulturgeografi; ekonomisk geografi Kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : In rural sub-Saharan Africa women are often described as the most important farmers, producing the bulk of subsistence food. In this study it is shown that female farmers in the four visited villages of Western Kenya are much more than farmers. READ MORE

  3. 3. Vulnerable daughters in times of change: Emerging contexts of discrimination in Himachal Pradesh, India

    University dissertation from Göteborg : University of Gothenburg, School of Global Studies

    Author : Mattias Larsen; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2009]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; daughter discrimination; sex-selective abortions; gender; development; intergenerational contract; dowry; context; structural change; uncertainty;

    Abstract : This dissertation deals with the widespread problem in India of using sex selective abortions to discriminate against daughters. Girls are aborted on a massive scale simply because they are girls. A point of departure is the fact that the problem has become prevalent at a time of considerable social and economic change. READ MORE

  4. 4. Vägval lastbilsförare i fjärrtrafik - perspektiv på yrkeskultur och genus

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Etnologiska institutionen, Göteborgs universitet

    Author : Eddy Nehls; Umeå universitet.; [2003]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; gender; masculinity; working culture; reflexivity; truck-driver; male myths; trucker; gender equality; freedom; participant observation; haulage business; class;

    Abstract : This thesis is an ethnological study of the truck-driver profession and an examination of the prerequisites for sexual equality and diversity in the haulage branch. The aim is to: from a cultural perspective, with a special focus on gender and masculinity, study truck-drivers as an occupational group. READ MORE

  5. 5. Family (versus) Policy : Combining Work and Care in Russia and Sweden

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis

    Author : Zhanna Kravchenko; Södertörns högskola.; Stockholms universitet.; [2008]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Sociology; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Sociologi; Sociology; sociologi; family policy; gender contract; policy outcomes; working parents; Russia; Sweden; gender-role attitudes; family practices;

    Abstract : The twentieth century has witnessed a revolution in the ways in which the social division of labour is organised, and in terms of how waged work and caring for children are reconciled. This study explores family policy from the perspective of its capacity to manage the socio-economic risks emanating from combining the roles of breadwinner and caregiver which many parents are beginning to do in contemporary society. READ MORE