Effects of Structural Adjustment Programs in the Mining Industry on Women in Zambia

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dc.contributor.authorBarankariza, Irene
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-13T15:19:02Z
dc.date.available2016-01-13T15:19:02Z
dc.date.created2016
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/34107
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-4932
dc.description.abstractNotwithstanding the many claims about the advantages of extracting minerals and about the level of demand for these commodities, the existing literature has shown that Zambian mines rarely benefit their host communities. This study details the challenges and opportunities perceived by women who work and live in the Kalulushi and Kitwe mining communities of Zambia. Drawing on contemporary Marxist feminist theory and on transnational feminist theory, a qualitative research design was applied whereby in-depth interviews were conducted with 18 women from the Kalulushi and Kitwe mine communities with the goal of assessing the challenges and opportunities perceived by these women, whether as formal or informal mine workers, or as homemakers. The findings show that, while some of the interviewed women have been negatively affected by Structural Adjustment Programs, others state that they have not been impacted at all. As such, this study points towards areas for future research.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.titleEffects of Structural Adjustment Programs in the Mining Industry on Women in Zambia
dc.typeThesis
dc.faculty.departmentFeminist and Gender Studies
dc.contributor.supervisorMujawamariya, Donatille
dc.degree.nameMA
dc.degree.levelmasters
dc.degree.disciplineÉducation / Education
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineSciences sociales / Social Sciences
uottawa.departmentÉtudes des femmes / Women’s Studies
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