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Ragnhild Overå



Institutt for geografi

Stilling: førsteamanuensis

Telefon: 55 58 30 90


Besøksadresse: Fosswinckelsgt. 6



Small-scale African fisheries      

Natural resource management                    

Agricultural markets

Informal economies

Main fieldworks: Ghana and Zambia

Publikasjoner i Cristin

Benjamisen, T. A. and Overå, R. (2011) Introduction to Special Issue: Environmental Governance in the South - Discourses/Science/Policies, Forum for Development Studies, 38, 3: 1-8.

Overå, R. (2011) Modernisation narratives and small-scale fisheries in Ghana and Zambia. Forum for Development Studies, 38, 3: 315–337.

Maddox, B. and Overå, R. (2009) New Technologies, New Demands and New Literacies: The Changing Literacy Practices of Fishing Communities in Bangladesh and Ghana. Maritime Studies (MAST), 8 (2): 35-51.

Overå, R. (2008) Mobile traders and mobile phones in Ghana In: Katz, James (Ed.) Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Overå, R. (2007) When men do women’s work: structural adjustment, unemployment and changing gender relations in the informal economy of Accra, Ghana. Journal of Modern African Studies, 45, 4:539-563.

Overå, R. (2006) Networks, Distance and Trust: Telecommunications Development and Changing Trading Practices in Ghana. World Development, 34, 7: 1301-1315.

Overå, R. (2005) When sisters become competitors: Coastal women’s innovative strategies and access to trawlers’ by-catch in Ghana. In: Neis, B., M. Binkley and S. Gerrard (Eds.) Gender, Globalization and the Fisheries. Fernwood Books, Nova Scotia.

Overå, R. (2005) Institutions, Mobility and Resilience in the Fante Migratory Fisheries in West Africa. Transactions of the Historical Society of Ghana, New Series, No. 9: 103-124.

Jul-Larsen, E., J. Kolding, R. Overå, J. Raakjær Nielsen and P. A. M. van Zwieten (2003) Management, co-management or no-management? Major dilemmas in southern African freshwater fisheries. Synthesis Report. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper 426/1. Food and Agricultural Organisation, Rome.

Overå, R. (2003). Market development and investment "bottlenecks" in the fisheries of Lake Kariba, Zambia. In E. Jul-Larsen, J. Kolding, R. Overå, J. Raakjær Nielsen & P. A. M. van Zwieten (Eds.), Management, co-management of no management? Major dielemmas in southern African freshwater fisheries. Vol. 2. Case Studies. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper 426/2. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).

Overå, R. (2003) Gender Ideology and Manoeuvring Space for Female Entrepreneurs in Ghanaian Fisheries. Institute of African Studies Research Review, 19, 1: 24-39.

Marquette, C., Koranteng, K. A., Overå, R. and Bortei-Doku Aryeetey, E. (2002) Small-scale Fisheries, Population Dynamics, and Resource Use in Africa: The Case of Moree, Ghana. Ambio, 31, 4: 324-336.

Overå, R. (2001) Institutions, mobility and resilience in the Fante migratory fisheries of West Africa. Working Paper WP 2001:2. Chr. Michelsen Institute. Bergen.

Overå, R. (2000) Rom for manøver? Kjønnsideologi og entreprenørskap i Ghana. In: Birkeland, I. and Hanssen, B. L. (Eds.) Menneskers rom. Unipub forlag, Oslo.

Overå, R. (2000) Les femmes, chefs d'entreprise dans la pêche piroguières au Ghana. Le cas de la ville Fante de Moree. In: Chauveau, J. P., Chaboud, C. and Jul-Larsen, E. (Eds.) Les pêches piroguières ouest-africaines. Perspectives en sciences sociales. Karthala, Paris.

Overå, R. (1998) Partners and Competitors. Gendered Entrepreneurship in Ghanaian Canoe Fisheries. Bergen: Doctoral dissertation, University of Bergen.

Overå, R. (1995) Interpretation of Other Life Worlds: An Essay on the Construction of Gendered World Versions. Publications from Department of Geography, Series A, No. 215, University of Bergen.

Overå, R. (1995) Entrepreneurial Women in Ghanaian Canoe Fisheries. The case of the Fante Fishing Town Moree. Centre for Development Studies Working Paper No. 1/95, Bergen.

Overå, R. (1995) Gender and Entrepreneurship in Ghanaian Canoe Fisheries: the Case of the Fante Fishing Town Moree. In: Bivand, R. and Stokke, K. (Eds.) Investigating the Local: Structure, Place, Agency. Monographies from Department of Geography, Series B, No. 1, University of Bergen.

Overå, R. (1993) Wives and Traders: Women's Careers in Ghanaian Canoe Fisheries. Maritime Anthropological Studies (MAST). Vol.6 (1/2).



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