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Sustainable Consumption Institute

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Gender and sustainability

Academic research tends to give insufficient attention to how gender differences and inequalities shape the processes and practices of everyday consumption.

Our researchers are working to develop novel approaches to understanding the relationships between consumption and production as gendered social spheres.

This working group was established to provide a space for researchers to explore common interests in feminist theoretical perspectives on sustainability and/or empirical questions of gender and socio-environmental change.

Our aims

We aim to develop research collaborations that advance theoretical knowledge on gender and sustainability, and investigate empirical questions about how enduring gender inequalities are connected to problems of unsustainability and how strategies for addressing these problems might work together.

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