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In rural Mexican communities, both men and women are at disadvantaged positions for being geographically located at a peripheral space, the disparity grows when power, income, access to resources, and gender are considered. The community of La Luz Tututepec, Oaxaca, Mexico is located in southern Mexico. It is an agricultural town and its main commodity chain is the Mexican Lime. In this paper, I ask, using a FPE lens, how do women interact and construct gendered landscapes in the Mexican lime commodity chain? To answer this, I interviewed seventeen women from La Luz Tututepec. Women’s narratives illuminated gendered agricultural spaces. In this paper. I argue that landscapes are products of social constructions and, power dynamics are inevitably present, complexifying the relationship between living beings.
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Bachelor of Arts
Cortez, Yarisamar, "Women’s Labor Roles in the Mexican Lime Commodity Chain in La Luz, Oaxaca, Mexico: A Feminist Political Ecology Approach" (2017). Standard Theses. 141.
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