The Women, Gender and Development Reader

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-08-15
  • Publisher: Zed Books

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The Women, Gender and Development Readeris the definitive volume of literature dedicated to women in the development process. Now in a fully revised second edition, the editors expertly present the impacts of social, political and economic change by reviewing such topical issues as migration, persistent structural discrimination, the global recession, and climate change. Approached from a multidisciplinary perspective, the theoretical debates are vividly illustrated by an array of global case studies. This now classic book, has been designed as a comprehensive reader, presenting the best of the now vast body of literature. The book is divided into five parts, incorporating readings from the leading experts and authorities in each field. A guide to further reading at the end of each chapter provides a foundation for further study. The result is a unique and extensive discussion, a guide to the evolution of the field, and a vital point of reference for those studying or with a keen interest in women in the development process.

Author Biography

Nalini Visvanathan is an independent researcher living in the Washington, D.C. area. Lynn Duggan is Professor of Labor Studies at Indiana University Bloomington. Nan Wiegersma is Professor of Economics, Emeritus, at Fitchburg State College, Massachusetts. Laurie Nisonoff is Professor of Economics at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Part 1
Introduction - Nalini Visvanathan
1. The History of International Development: Concepts and Contexts - Shirin M. Rai
2. Financial Crises and the Impact on Women: A Historical Note - Jayati Ghosh
3. Gender and Development: Theoretical Perspectives - Shirin M. Rai
4. Women's Role in Economic Development - Ester Boserup
5. The invisible heart- care and the global economy - Nancy Folbre
6. Feminist Political Ecology Gender and Environment Series Editorial Committee (GESEC)
7.  Women and Microcredit: A Critical Introduction - Nalini Visvanathan and Karla Yoder
8. Negotiating Multiple Patriarchies: Women and microfinance in South India - Kalpana Karunakaran
9. Gender as a Social Determinant of Health: Evidence, Policies, and Innovations - Gita Sen and Piroska Ostlin
10. Peace-Building And Reconstruction With Women: Refelctions On Afghanistan, Iraq, And Palestine - Valentine M. Moghadam
11. Under Western Eyes: Feminist Scholarship and Colonial Discourses - Chandra Talpade Mohanty
12. Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving?  Anthropological Reflections on Cultural Relativism and Its Others - Lila Abu-Lughod
13. The 'Gender Lens': A Racial Blinder? - Sarah C. White
14. Development's encounter with sexuality: essentialism and beyond - Sonia Correa and Susie Jolly
15. From Missionaries to Microcredit? 'Race', Gender and Agency in Neoliberal Development - Kalpana Wilson
Part 2
Introduction - Lynn Duggan
16. Accounting For Women's Work: The Progress Of Two Decades - Lourdes Benería
17. "In The Eyes Of A Child, A Father Is Everything": Changing Constructions Of Fatherhood In Urban Botswana? - Kavita Datta
18. Daughters, Decisions And Domination: An Empirical And Conceptual Critique Of Household Strategies - Diana L. Wolf
19. Subordination And Sexual Control: A Comparative View Of The Control Of Women - Gita Sen
20. Discarded Daughters: The Patriarchal Grip, Dowry Deaths, Sex Ratio Imbalances & Foeticide In India - Aysan Sev'er
21. The 'Feminisation Of Poverty' And The 'Feminisation' Of Anti-Poverty Programmes: Room For Revision? - Sylvia Chant
Part 3
Introduction - Laurie Nisonoff with Lynn Duggan and Nan Wiegersma
22. The Subordination Of Women And The Internationalization Of Factory Production - Diane Elson and Ruth Pearson
23. Maquiladoras: The View From The Inside - María Patricia Fernández-Kelly
24. Global Woman - Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild
25. Slavery And Gender: Women's Double Exploitation - Beth Herzfeld
26. Globalization And The Increase In Transnational Care Work: The Flip Side - Jean L. Pyle
27. The Korean Economic Crisis And Working Women - Haejin Kim And Paula B. Voos
Part 4
Introduction - Nan Wiegersma
28. International Financial Architecture: A view from the kitchen - Diane Elson
29. "One Step Forward- Two Steps Backward" From Labor Market Exclusion to Inclusion: a gender perspective on effects of the economic crisis in Turkey - Gülay Toksöz
30. Gender, Climate Change and Human Security: Lessons from Senegal - The Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)
31. The Population Bomb is Back - with a Global Warming Twist - Betsy Hartmann and Elizabeth Barajas-Román
32. Caring for people with HIV: state policies and their dependence on women's unpaid work - Anesu Makina
33. The Right to Have Rights: Resisting Fundamentalist Orders - Deepa Shankaran
34. African Women's Movements Negotiating Peace - Ali Mari Tripp, Isabel Casimiro, Joy Kwesiga and Alice Mungwa
35. "I am Somebody!": Brazil's Social Movements Educate for Gender Equality and Economic Sustainability - Ruth Needleman
36. Capitalism and Socialism, Some Feminist Questions - Lourdes Benería
Part 5
Introduction - Nalini Visvanathan
37. The Global Women's Movement: An Introduction - Peggy Antrobus
38. "Under Western Eyes" Revisited: Feminist Solidarity through Anticapitalist Struggles - Chandra Talpade Mohanty
39. Challenges in Transnational Feminist Mobilization - Aili Mari Tripp
40. The International Women's Commission of La Vía Campesina - Annette Aurélie Desmarais
41. Birthing and Growing the African Feminist Forum - Ayesha M. Imam
42. Women's Community Organizing in Quito: The Paradoxes of Survival and Struggle - Amy Lind
43. Feminist-Nation Building in Afghanistan: An examination of the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan's (RAWA) - Jennifer L. Fluri
44. Struggle, Perseverance, And Organization In Sri Lanka's Export Processing Zones - Samanthi Gunawardana

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