Interdependencies, caring, and commoning: The case of herders in Ethiopia and Germany

The presentation is based on Jill Philine Blau’s recent book: Land, Gender and Commons (2023) This book explores how the concept of the commons can be extended through feminist intersectional perspectives. With extensive case studies on the commoning of pastoralists in Ethiopia and Germany, Jill Philine Blau investigates how social categories of difference; especially gender and age – have a structuring effect on the commons, as well as how the commons can be understood more deeply through a broader understanding of reproductivity and care.

Jill Philine Blau is a Postdoctoral Researcher and heads a Master’s program in Development Studies for Professionals at Friedensau Adventist University in Germany.