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"Remember the women of Osiri" : women and gender in artisanal and small-scale mining in Migori County, Kenya

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Buss, Doris ; Katz-Lavigne, Sarah ; Aluoka, Otieno ; Alma, Eileen:
"Remember the women of Osiri" : women and gender in artisanal and small-scale mining in Migori County, Kenya.
In: Canadian Journal of African Studies = Revue Canadienne des Études Africaines. (4 March 2020) .
ISSN 1923-3051
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00083968.2019.1677483

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In this paper, we explore women’s livelihoods and the operation of gender norms and structures in the Osiri artisanal gold mining area in western Kenya. While “women” and “gender” are seen as increasingly important to policy frameworks for developing mineral resources on the African continent, understandings of women’s roles in artisanal and small-scale mining, and of the importance of gender in structuring those livelihoods, remain limited. Drawing on field research conducted from 2014 to 2018, we demonstrate that while gender norms and structures operate to delimit women’s mining roles, in daily encounters women and men navigate, resist and sometimes reframe those norms. Further, we explore how gender norms may not impact all women the same and how other social variables, such as age, may also influence how women navigate their mining livelihoods.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Chair Sociology of Africa > Chair Sociology of Africa - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jana Hönke
Faculties
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Chair Sociology of Africa
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology and anthropology
300 Social sciences > 330 Economics
300 Social sciences > 340 Law
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2020 09:43
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2020 09:43
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/54573