Women’s Perceptions of Environmental Change in Egypt

Cairo Papers Vol. 23, No. 4

Eman El Ramly

This research focuses on exploring and explaining women's perceptions of and social responses to environmental change. Viewing risk selection and perc

English edition
15 March 2005
85 pp.
15X23cm
ISBN 9789774246302
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This research focuses on exploring and explaining women’s perceptions of and social responses to environmental change. Viewing risk selection and perception as ‘dynamic processes’ that are continuously changing and being reinterpreted through people’s ‘worldviews,’ it examines how pollution and decline of environmental conditions come to be regarded by Egyptian women as ‘risky.’ The research was conducted in three structurally different urban settings with different levels of exposure to pollution and different socio-economic levels of their residents. Data were generated by means of in-depth interviews with forty-four women from different walks of life. The research is gender specific, given the primary role of women as health care managers of their families. Thus, for women, environmental issues and health issues are closely related. Vol. 23 No. 4

Eman El Ramly

EMAN EL RAMLY is currently working as the program coordinator for the “Collaboration for Community-Level Service Project” at Development Associates. This research is based on her MA Thesis for the Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and Egyptology Department of the American University in Cairo.
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