Gender relations are socially constructed. Space and culture are key factors in this process. We consider how women’s identity is constructed in rural areas of Europe. In particular, we examine the ability of gender mainstreaming to advance gender equality through the EU Rural Development Programme – the single most expensive European policy. We offer both overarching theoretical perspectives and specific case studies.
- gender mainstreaming, rural, farming women, Europe, conflicting goals
Shortall, S., & Bock, B. (2015). Rural women in Europe: the impact of place and culture on gender mainstreaming the European Rural Development Programme. Gender Place and Culture, 22(5), 662-669. https://doi.org/10.1080/0966369X.2014.917819