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Klimat & Patriarkat: Genusgeografi i Huddinge
Södertörn University College, School of Life Sciences.
2009 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The essay deals with gender aspects on climate change adaption. The aspects consist of the fact that women in Sweden drive cars less than men, and that women in the developing world are more affected by natural disasters arising from global warming. This study was carried out in the municipality of Huddinge, a suburb to Stockholm, by interviewing one Agenda 21 coordinator, one planner and one student in genderstudies. I also attended a meeting in the Committee for built environment in the Huddinge Municipality, to ask the politicians questions and observe gender structures during the meeting. The results also consist of a search for gender-related words in the documents used in the essay.

The results are analysed using ecofeminsim, a theory that connects woman subordination and environmental destruction. According to ecofeminists these issues are both caused by patriarchal structures formed in western society during the scientific revolution. Ecofemisnim is of interest for geography, as both these deals with theories connecting processes on global issues. To solve the climate change-problem, geography could play an important role in connecting natural science with social science.

The results are that there are insights into both gender awareness issues and into climate adaption issues among the civil servans in Huddinge Municipality, but these two issues are not connected to each other. The work carried out to adapt the municipality to a warmer climate consists of working towards more walking, cycling and public transport. It is important to consider gender issues in climate change policies on all levels.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 39 p.
Keyword [sv]
klimat, genus, planering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-2986OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-2986DiVA: diva2:285185
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Life Earth Science
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Available from: 2010-01-11 Created: 2010-01-11 Last updated: 2010-02-08Bibliographically approved

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