This chapter highlights a case where gender expertise is made effective via another professional identity as a trained engineer. As a mechanical engineer, Joy Clancy’s approach is to find common ground with technical colleagues through their shared languages. Joy’s engagement with engineers embracing people-oriented paradigms of appropriate technology has made the step towards embracing gender issues only a small one. Her experience cautions against homogenising the engineering field and forewarns that policy makers working in the context of neoliberal development by designing market opportunities for women as the route to their empowerment pose bigger constraints to gender equality.
|Title of host publication||Negotiating Gender Expertise in Environment and Development|
|Subtitle of host publication||Voices from Feminist Political Ecology|
|Editors||Bernadette P. Resurrección, Rebecca Elmhirst|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon, UK & New York|
|Publisher||Routledge, Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Nov 2020|