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Estudos Feministas

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FREITAS, Rosana de Carvalho Martinelli. The construction of an agenda concerning gender, socio-environmental disasters, and development. Estud. fem. [online]. 2010, vol.5Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0104-026X.

The purpose of this essay is to discuss issues related to development, socio-environmental disasters, and gender, which, for being important elements of the public debate in Brazil today, should be addressed in research and public policy strategies.  The relationship between gender, class, race/ethnicity and socio-environmental disasters is presented, and key concepts about development, the environment and equality are examined in the context or recent economic policies.  This essay reflects on the condition of women found in a subaltern condition in capitalist society who suffer the consequences of socio-environmental disasters.  It concludes with suggestions for including a focus on gender in the preparation of research and action strategies.

Keywords : Nature; Society; Development; Disasters; Women.

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