Strategic Reflexivity in Linking Gender Equality with Sustainable Energy: An Engineer in the Gender Profession

B P Resurreccion, R Elmhirst

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNegotiating Gender Expertise in Environment and Development
Subtitle of host publicationVoices from Feminist Political Ecology
EditorsBernadette P. Resurrección, Rebecca Elmhirst
Place of PublicationAbingdon, UK & New York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis
Chapter1
Pages27-41
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781351175180
ISBN (Print)9780815386124
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2020

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