Gender and Development

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  • Copyright: 2008-08-19
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It is increasingly apparent that the growing challenges facing development scholars, policy-makers, and practitioners in the twenty-first century require a more sophisticated understanding of the importance of gender than has hitherto been the case. At a time when the forces of globalization are transforming economies and peoples, women throughout the world are still marginalized both economically and politically. In particular, new rulings by the World Trade Organization threaten the exports of many developing countries and jobs'¬ ;often those held by women'¬ ;are being lost. Such changes are also significantly affecting men and masculinities as gender roles and relations are transformed. Furthermore, global warming is threatening environments and natural resources, such as forests and water, and creating specific'¬ ;but different'¬ ;problems for both men and women in developing countries. Edited and introduced by a leading researcher and activist, this four-volume Major Work in the Routledge Critical Concepts in Development series brings together both cutting-edge and canonical research about gender and development which will enable development scholars, policy-makers, and workers to understand and address such challenges more effectively. Moreover, work on gender and development continues to be very wide-ranging, and increasingly draws on scholarship and insights from across the social sciences and beyond. Much of this literature remains inaccessible, or is highly specialized and compartmentalized, so that it is ever more difficult to gain an informed and comprehensive overview of the current and historical issues and debates. The sheer scale of the growth in research output in gender and development'¬ ;and the breadth of the field'¬ ;make this collection especially timely and meets the demand for a wide-ranging, multidisciplinary perspective on this fascinating and important subject. Volume I ('¬ÜTheory and Classics'¬") provides an historical overview of the classic early contributions to the field of gender and development and brings together the best foundational scholarship, beginning with a piece from Ester Boserup'¬"s Woman'¬"s Role in Economic Development (1970). It also includes theoretical papers on the changing approaches to gender and development, and on development policy in relation to gender. Volume II ('¬ÜPolicy and Practice'¬") gathers together the official texts in gender and development, including the major UN treaties, together with key conference conclusions concerning gender and development. The volume includes material drawing on the Women'¬"s Conferences in Mexico City, Nairobi and Beijing, and on Beijing +5 and Beijing +10. In addition, the volume contains material from the Cairo Conference on Population, and from the Rio de Janeiro and Johannesburg Environment Conferences. Volume II also includes material on the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination (CEDAW), the Commission on the Status of Women, the Millennium Development Goals, and the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). The US Percy Amendment and similar policy statements from the UK and Canada, and from the World Bank, are also included. The third and fourth volumes are concerned with economic and cultural issues respectively and are illustrated by case studies from the global South. Volume III ('¬ÜNatural Resource Use, Microfinance, Labour, and Migration'¬") focuses on the gender division of labour and explores issues such as domestic service; factory work; tourism; agriculture; and sex work. It also includes scholarship on issues such as gendered access to natural resources including land and water. Volume IV ('¬ÜAspects of Culture and Health'¬") collects the essential scholarship concerned with recent changes related to global economic and political restructuring. Journal articles and other material here include studies on migration; reproductive rights; health (including the gender aspects of HIV/AIDS); violence and warfare; identity; gendered political roles; gender and fieldwork; positionality, indigenous peoples; and gender roles in cultural survival and biodiversity. With introductions, newly written by the editor, which place the collected material in its historical and intellectual context, Gender and Development is an essential collection destined to be valued by scholars, students, and practitioners as a vital research resource.

Table of Contents

Theory and classics
Ester Boserup Woman's Role in Economic Development Ch 1 'Male and Female Farming Systems', pp. 15-36, and Chapter 5 'Women in a Men's World' pp.85-105.Earthscan Publications Ltd, London, 1989, originally published 1970
Lourdes Beneria and Gita Sen 'Accumulation, Reproduction, and Women's Role in Economic Development: Boserup Revisited', Signs Journal of Women in Culture and Society 1981 Vol.7 No. 2, pp. 279-298
Barbara Rogers The Domestication of Women: Discrimination in Developing Societies, Chapter 1 'Women and men: the division of labour' pp. 12-26; Chapter 4 'The treatment of women in quantitative techniques' pp, 59-76, Kogan Page Ltd: London, 1980
Sue Ellen M. Charlton 'Development and Women', with Appendix by Constantina Safilios-Rothschild, Chapter 2 in Women in Third World Development, edited by Sue Ellen M. Charlton, Westview Press: Boulder and London, 1984, pp. 32-54
Irene Tinker 'The Making of a Field: Advocates, Practitioners and Scholars' Chapter 3 in Persistent Inequalities: Women and World Development edited by Irene Tinker, Oxford University Press: New York and Oxford, 1990, pp. 27-53
Maxine Molyneux 'Mobilization without Emancipation? Women's Interests, the State and Revolution in Nicaragua', Feminist Studies, volume 11 no. 2, 1985, pp. 227-264
Caroline O. N. Moser Gender planning and development: Theory, practice and training, Chapter 5 'Towards gender planning: A new planning tradition and planning methodology', pp83-107. Routledge: London and New York, 1993
Lourdes Arizpe 'Women in the Informal Labor Sector: the Case of Mexico City', Signs, volume 3, no 1 1977, pp 25-37
Diane Elson and Ruth Pearson 'The Subordination of Women and the Internationalisation of Factory Production' Of Marriage and the Market: women's subordination in international perspective, edited by Kate Young, Carol Wolkowitz and Roslyn McCullagh, CSE Books: London 1981, pp.144-166
Rae Lesser Blumberg 'Income Under Female Versus Male Control. Hypotheses from a Theory of Gender Stratification and Data from the Third World', Chapter 4 in Gender, Family, and Economy, The Triple Overlap edited by Rae Lesser Blumberg, Sage Publications: Newbury Park, CA, London and New Delhi, 1991, pp. 97-127
Lourdes Beneria 'Accounting for Women's Work: The Progress of Two Decades', World Development Vol. 20, no. 11, 1992, pp. 1547-1560
Kathleen Cloud and Nancy Garrett 'A Modest Proposal for Inclusion of Women's Household Human Capital Production in Analysis of Structural Transformation', Feminist Economics, Volume 3, number 1, 1997, pp. 151-177
Vandana Shiva Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Development, Chapter 1 'Development Ecology and Women', pp. 1-13; and Chapter 3 'Women in Nature' pp. 38-54, Zed Books: London, 1989
Janet H. Momsen 'Gender differences in Environmental Concern and Perception', Journal of Geography Volume 99, pp. 47-56
Wendy Harcourt 'Negotiating Positions in the Sustainable Development Debate: Situating the Feminist Perspective', Chapter 1 in Feminist Perspectives on Sustainable Development edited by Wendy Harcourt, ZXed Books Ltd: London and New Jersey, 1994,pp. 11-25
Deniz Kandiyoti 'Bargaining with Patriarchy' Gender and Society, Volume 2, No. 3, 1988, pp. 274-290
Amartya K. Sen 'Gender and Cooperative Conflicts', Chapter 8 in Persistent Inequalities: Women and World Development edited by Irene Tinker, Oxford University Press: New York and Oxford, 1990, pp. 123-149
Anne Varley 'Women-heading households: some more equal than others?' World Development Volume 24, no 3, 1996, pp. 505-520
Alain Marcoux 'The Feminization of Poverty: Claims, Facts and Data Needs', Population and Development Review, volume 24, no. 1, 1998, pp. 131-139
Sylvia Chant 'Dangerous Equations? How Female-Headed Households became the Poorest of the Poor:<$$$>
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