Book Chapters

Neo-liberalism, gender, and South African working women

This chapter deals with three sites of neo-liberalism. The first is labour, which reveals how neo-liberalism intensifies many women’s economic vulnerability. The second is the masculine work environment and institutional culture that it naturalises, and the third is the impact of neo- liberalism on activism, education, and training. In each of these sites, gender hierarchies interact with economic systems to reinforce patriarchal and heterosexist subjectivities, interpersonal and power relations, and institutional cultures.



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Lusaka’s local food geographies: A gendered reading of everyday food insecurity in Mtendere, Lusaka

Little is known about how individual abilities and food security determinants – at the scale of everyday life – connect to formal and informal value chains, and broader urban structural systems in which daily processes are embedded. Structural inequalities in urban systems make it difficult to translate economic development into improved food ...