Books

Buckingham S 2018  The hissing of summer lawns: cities, gender and climate change, Chapter 3 in 'Why Women Will Save the Planet' edited by Nicola Baird/Friends of the Earth. London: Zed Books

This book is a unique collaboration between C40 and Friends of the Earth showcasing pioneering city mayors, key voices in the environmental and feminist movements, and academics. The essays collectively demonstrate both the need for women’s empowerment for climate action and the powerful change it can bring. A rallying call – for the planet, for women, for everyone.

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Buckingham S 2018 Curator of Part VIII: Gendered Natures and Ecofeminism, including an introduction to chapters by Seema Arora-Jonsson, Joane Nagel, Niamh Moore, and Mary Mellor in The SAGE Handbook of Nature, edited by Terry Marsden

The SAGE Handbook of Nature offers an ambitious retrospective and prospective overview of the field that aims to position Nature, the environment and natural processes, at the heart of interdisciplinary social sciences. For further details please visit here

 
 
 
 
 
Buckingham S and Le Masson V 2017 Understanding Climate Change through Gender Relations London: Routledge

This book explains how gender, as a power relationship, influences climate change related strategies, and explores the additional pressures that climate change brings to uneven gender relations. It considers the ways in which men and women experience the impacts of these in different economic contexts. The chapters dismantle gender inequality and injustice through a critical appraisal of vulnerability and relative privilege within genders. Part I addresses conceptual frameworks and international themes concerning climate change and gender, and explores emerging ideas concerning the reification of gender relations in climate change policy. Part II offers a wide range of case studies from the Global North and the Global South to illustrate and explain the limitations to gender-blind climate change strategies.

This book will be of interest to students, scholars, practitioners and policymakers interested in climate change, environmental science, geography, politics and gender studies.

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Buckingham S and Rakibe Kulcur; 2017 It’s Not Just the Numbers: Challenging Masculinist Working Practices in Climate Change Decision-Making in UK Government and Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations
in 
Climate Change and Gender in Rich Countries:Work, public policy and action
Edited by Marjorie Griffin Cohen

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Susan Buckingham, S 2017 Gender and climate change politics
in
Routledge Handbook of Gender and Environment
Edited by Sherilyn MacGregor

The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Environment gathers together state-of-the-art theoretical reflections and empirical research from leading researchers and practitioners working in this transdisciplinary and transnational academic field. Over the course of the book, these contributors provide critical analyses of the gender dimensions of a wide range of timely and challenging topics, from sustainable development and climate change politics, to queer ecology and interspecies ethics in the so-called Anthropocene.

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Buckingham S; 2015; Gender & the Environment 4 part Major Works; London: Routledge

 

Campaigns to redress gender inequities and injustices have resulted in significant achievements towards equality, especially for well-educated, career-orientated, white women in the West. However, such campaigns have primarily been conducted in the male-dominated arenas of public politics, paid work, and education, and the ‘successes’ of women’s equality are usually calculated by the masculinist values of politics and the workplace. These, the learned editor of this new Routledge Major Works collection avers, are the very values—predicated on continuous economic and material growth, fuelled by consumption and competition, and combative politics—which are destroying the world’s environment at a dizzying rate. However, since the late 1960s, a growing environmental awareness, combined with the third-wave feminist movement in the West, has challenged this worldview, particularly the liberal notion of ‘equality’ based on women achieving masculinist economic and social norms. Uneasy with the horror of a world in which everyone striving for ‘equality’ would end up consuming at the rate of an average Western male, the newly emerging ecological feminism of the 1970s argued that what constitutes ‘success’ needs to be reimagined, in other—arguably feminist/feminine—ways. This way of thinking prompted a reconceptualization of the relationship between environment and gender, with distinctive debates emerging variously in North America, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Scandinavia, and France.

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Buckingham S; 2015; The institutionalization and masculinisation of environmental knowledge in Hawley, J ed Why women will save the planet; London: Zed Books/Friends of the Earth

 

Women's empowerment is critical to environmental sustainability, isn't it? When Friends of the Earth asked this question on Facebook half of respondents said yes and half said no, with women as likely to say no as men. 

This collection of articles and interviews, from some of the leading lights of the environmental and feminist movements, demonstrates that achieving gender equality is vital if we are to protect the environment upon which we all depend. It is a rallying call to environmental campaigning groups and other environmentalists who have, on the whole, neglected women's empowerment in their work. We hope that the book will encourage the environmental movement and women's movement to join in fighting the twin evils of women's oppression and environmental degradation, because social justice and environmental sustainability are two sides of the same coin.

 

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Buckingham S; 2013; Gender, sustainability and the urban environment in Inés Sánchez de Madariaga, and Marion Roberts Fair Shared Cities: the impact of gender planning in Europe; Aldershot: Ashgate

 

Buckingham S and Kulcur R; 2010; Gendered Geographies of Environmental Injustice in Holifield, R, Porter, M and Walker, G  Spaces of Environmental Justice; Chichester: Wiley-Blackwells
 
Buckingham S, Turner M eds; 2008; Understanding Environmental Issues; Sage: London

 

There is now an unprecedented interest in, and concern about, environmental problems. Understanding Environmental Issues explains the science behind these problems, as well as the economic, political, social, and cultural factors which produce and reproduce them. This book:

 

  • Explains, clearly and concisely, the science and social science necessary to understand environmental issues.

  • Describes - in section one - the philosophies, values, politics, and technologies which contribute to the production of environmental issues.

  • Uses cases on climate change, waste, food, and natural hazards in section two to provide detailed illustration and exemplification of the ideas described in section one. The conclusion, a case study of Mexico City, draws together the key themes

 

Vivid, accessible and pedagogically informed, Understanding Environmental Issues will be a key resource for undergraduate and taught postgraduate students in Geography, Environment, and Ecology; as well as students of the social sciences with an interest in environmental issues.

 

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Buckingham S; 2007; ‘Micro-ruptures and micro-geographies: the importance of gender in theorising sustainability’ in Krueger R and Gibbs D The Sustainabile Development Paradox; Guilford Press, New York
 

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Buckingham S and Lievesley G eds; 2006; In the Hands of Women: paradigms of citizenship; University of Manchester Press
 
Buckingham S and Theobald K eds; 2003; Local Environmental Sustainability; Cambridge: Woodhead
 
Buckingham-Hatfield S; 2000; Gender and Environment; London: Routledge
 

Accessible and lively, this is the first introductory level text to introduce the key issues in the rapidly growing area of gender and environment. This text provides an analysis of how gender relations affect the natural environment and of how environmental issues have a differential impact on women and men.

 

Using case studies from the developed and developing worlds, this text covers

  • gendered roles in the family

  • community and international connections

  • conception

  • giving birth

  • western practices

  • the body and the self

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