Gender and Energy Transition

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The book Gender and Energy Transition Case Studies from the Upper Silesia Coal-mining Region has just been published.  The volume has been edited by Dr Katarzyna Iwińska, Vice-Rector for Research, Collegium Civitas and Dr Xymena Bukowska, Head of the Sociology Department at our university. It features contributions by experts from Collegium Civitas and other academic institutions.

The authors take an ecofeminist perspective in analysing societal changes related to energy transition, with a focus on Upper Silesia in Europe, following the closure of coal-mining industries in the region. It provides both a macro and micro view of how energy transition in societies built around an energy industry can lead to major shifts in societal and familial dynamics. It shows how women locate themselves in this transition period affecting the economy as well as social and environmental structures and values. This is a highly topical volume, given that many regions of the world are undergoing similar changes. The publication may be thus interesting for decision-makers, policy experts, environmentalists, as well social scientists who study issues related to sustainability and environmental/societal challenges related to energy transition.

Access to the entire book or individual chapters can be purchased on the publishing house (Springer Publishing) website: