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Women’s resistance against the extractive industry: embodied and water dimensions

Author(s): Martina Caretta, Sofia Zaragocin

In: Human Geography, Vol 13, No 1, 2020

This is a special issue on women’s organized resistance to the extraction of natural resources that has a damaging impact on their lives and environment. Articles cover movements in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Mexico and also Ghana, focusing on the importance of water as a vital resource, and also on women’s embodied experience of suffering from water pollution and scarcity. The articles also discuss gendered critiques of extraction.