What is it about?
We show how women in regional locations have been appointed to regional development boards because these roles are not well resourced, and so women's presence is not disrupting the gender norms. The business activities supported through these development boards continue to favour industries where men have traditionally been employed, rather than those where women's employment tends to be clustered.
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Why is it important?
The primacy of the economic over the social in the framing of what matters to regional development that we saw manifested through this project has an ongoing impact on women's empowerment and the well-being of our communities.
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This page is a summary of: Complex and Contradictory: The Doing of Gender on Regional Development Boards, Gender Work and Organization, September 2010, Wiley,
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