Gender, place and difference
Geographies of gender have become increasingly attuned to the place-specific nature of gender relations, and the contribution played by gender relations in the construction, use and meanings of space. In this light, the resaerch in the department on themes of gender span a wide diversity of themes and research areas, from women's work experience in high-tech firms, through to development opportunities for impoverished rural women in the Andes and in Africa.
Sarah Radcliffe's particular interest is in the experiences of Andean indigenous and peasant women in politics, development and nation-building. In theoretical terms, she is interested in analysis of the nature, meaning and negotiations around gender-race-place relations. In addition to carrying out post-doctoral work on peasant women's engagement in rural unions in Peru, her recent work has explored the position of Ecuadorian women in indigenous organisations and in development policy.
Recent publications include:
- 'The transnationalization of gender and re-imagining Andean indigenous development', S Radcliffe, N Laurie and R Andolina. Signs: Journal of women in culture and society, 29(2): 387-416, 2004
- 'Indigenous women, rights and the nation-state in the Andes.' In N Craske and M Molyneux (Editors) Gender and the politics of rights and democracy in Latin America. Palgrave, pp. 149-172, 2002
- 'Women's movements in the twentieth century', in The Ecuador Reader, S Striffler and C de la Torre (Editors). Duke University Press, forthcoming