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Do It Herself

By Helen Appleton
ISBN: 9781853392870
Although women are the majority of small-scale technology users, their technical knowledge and understanding has largely been overlooked. This book investigates the contributions of women to technical innovation at a grassroots level, using 22 case studies of technical innovation by women in 16 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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  • Synopsis
    Although women are the majority of small-scale technology users, their technical knowledge and understanding has largely been overlooked. This book investigates the contributions of women to technical innovation at a grassroots level, using 22 case studies of technical innovation by women in 16 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
  • Table of Contents
    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS vii
    INTRODUCTION 1
    Part I Latin America
    Banana drying in Bolivia 17
    XIMENA MACHICAO BARBERY
    Efficient domestic fuel use in Chile 34
    WALDO BUSTAMANTE GOMEZ
    Building hope: self-management and construction 47
    MARCELA ARANCIBIA BALLESTER and ANA MARfA SALINAS BRIONES
    Changing attitudes to health in the Dominican Republic 60
    LOURDES PERDOMO DE GOMEZ, MARIA DOLORES MATEO
    MONTERO and RITA OTTE
    Functional pottery in Nicaragua 82
    FRANgOISE ROMEO B.
    Pork processing in Peru 100
    MERCEDES L6PEZ PINEDO
    The preparation of Andean products in Peru 109
    MARfA ESTRELLA CANTO SANABRIA
    Coping with a lack of electricity in marginal urban areas 122
    LOURDES PALAO YTURREGUI
    Vegetable production units in Venezuela 134
    LUIS MIGUEL ABAD, IGNACIO ALZURU, LOKMAN GONZALEZ, ROSENDO
    MORENO and JAVIER VAZQUEZ
    Part II Africa
    Shea butter extraction in Ghana 157
    YVONNE WALLACE-BRUCE
    Pottery technology in Kenya 162
    JOSEPHINE A. MUTAGAYWA
    Indigenous vegetables in Kenya 167
    WINNIE OGANA
    Salt extraction in Sierra Leone 172
    BERNADETTE LAHAI
    Fermented foods in Sudan 177
    HAMID A. DIRAR
    Cassava processing in Uganda 181
    ERIOTH SIMWOGERERE
    Nkejje fish in Lake Victoria 185
    IRENE FLORENCE WEKIYA
    Survival skills of Tonga women in Zimbabwe 188
    RODGER MPANDE and NOMA MPOFU
    Part III Asia
    Land reclamation in Bangladesh 197
    AYESHA SHANJAHAN
    Manual silk reeling in India 207
    PRABHA SHEKAR
    Carpet making in Nepal 231
    PRABHAR THACKER
    Coir workers in Sri Lanka 249
    KAMALA PEIRIS
    Food processing in Sri Lanka 275
    PADMINI ABEYWARDENE
    CONCLUSION 298
    REFERENCES 306
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Helen Appleton
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 320
    Format Paperback / softback