Gender dimensions of resource extraction : the place of women

Mayes, Robyn (2014) Gender dimensions of resource extraction : the place of women. In Brueckner, Martin, Durey, Angela, Mayes, Robyn, & Pforr, Christof (Eds.) Resource Curse or Cure? On the Sustainability of Development in Western Australia. Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 121-133.

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This chapter examines two core dimensions of women’s gendered experiences of mining in Australia and more specifically in Western Australia (WA). First, the chapter explores what has been and continues to be women’s principal relationship to mining encapsulated in the social and cultural identity of the ‘mining wife’ and, more recently, ‘fly-in/fly-out (FIFO) wife’. Second, the chapter addresses the fraught emergence of women as mineworkers. As the research presented in this chapter makes clear, the human cost of developmentalism was and continues to be deeply gendered.

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ID Code: 72762
Item Type: Book Chapter
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-53873-5_8
ISBN: 9783642538728
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Springer
Deposited On: 12 Jun 2014 22:37
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2016 05:13

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