FEMINISMS IN DEVELOPMENT

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Feminisms In Development

Author : Andrea Cornwall
ISBN : 1842778196
Genre : Social Science
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This collection of essays by leading feminist thinkers from North and South constitutes a major new attempt to reposition feminism within development studies. Feminism’s emphasis on social transformation makes it fundamental to development studies. Yet the relationship between the two disciplines has frequently been a troubled one. At present, the way in which many development institutions function often undermines feminist intent through bureaucratic structures and unequal power quotients. Moreover, the seeming intractability of inequalities and injustice in developing countries have presented feminists with some enormous challenges. Here, emphasizing the importance of a plurality of approaches, the authors argue for the importance of what ‘feminisms’ have to say to development.Confronting the enormous challenges for feminisms in development studies, this book provides real hope for dialogue and exchange between feminisms and development.
Category: Social Science

Feminists Doing Development

Author : Marilyn Porter
ISBN : 1856496945
Genre : Social Science
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"This book brings together a variety of feminist activities and academics, from both North and South, engaged in development, to answer these questions. Each describes her project and its feminist rationale, and analyses it through three fundamental challenges: the problem of making a feminist agenda work within development agencies, including the difficulties of finding funding and the constraints imposed by others; the ethical and methodological issues raised by feminism - including the differences between women and the legitimacy of studying 'the Other'; and the challenge of internationsl feminism: looking for new ways to work together for global change without imposing 'Western feminism' on Southern women."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Social Science

Feminisms Empowerment And Development

Author : Jenny Edwards
ISBN : 9781780325866
Genre : Social Science
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The economic and political empowerment of women continues to be a central focus for development agencies worldwide; access to medical care, education and employment, as well as women's reproductive rights remain key factors effecting women's autonomy. Feminisms, Empowerment and Development explores what women are doing to change their own personal circumstances whilst providing an in-depth analysis of collective action and institutionalized mechanisms aimed at changing structural relations. Drawing on unique, original research and approaching empowerment as a complex process of negotiation, rather than a linear sequence of inputs and outcomes, this crucial collection highlights the difficulty of creating common agendas for the advancement of women's power and rights, and argues for a more nuanced, context-based approach to development theory and practice. An indispensible text for anyone interested in gender and development, this book shows that policies and approaches to development that view women as instrumental to other objectives will never promote women's empowerment as they fail to address the structures by which gender inequality is perpetuated over time.
Category: Social Science

When Women Have Wings

Author : Donna F. Murdock
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173026619695
Genre : Social Science
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A vivid and detailed ethnographic account of the problems of professionalization and feminism in a community center project in one of Medellín, Colombia's most embattled working class districts
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Feminisms Empowerment And Development

Author : Andrea Cornwall
ISBN : 1780325835
Genre : Political Science
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The economic and political empowerment of women continues to be a central focus for development agencies worldwide; access to medical care, education and employment, as well as women's reproductive rights remain key factors effecting women's autonomy. This book explores what women are doing to change their own circumstances, and provides in-depth analysis of collective action and institutionalized mechanisms aimed at changing structural relations. Drawing on unique, original research and approaching empowerment as a complex process of negotiation, rather than a linear sequence of inputs and outcomes, this crucial collection highlights the difficulty of creating common agendas for the advancement of women's power and rights, and argues for a more nuanced, context based approach to development theory and practice. An indispensible text for anyone interested in gender and development.
Category: Political Science

Separate Roads To Feminism

Author : Benita Roth
ISBN : 0521529727
Genre : Social Science
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The development of the era known as the 'second wave' of US feminist protest.
Category: Social Science

Toward A Politics Of The Im Possible

Author : Anirban Das
ISBN : 9781843318552
Genre : Social Science
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This book presents a philosophical discussion on the issues of the body and knowledge from a feminist perspective.
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Poverty Agency And Human Rights

Author : Diana Tietjens Meyers
ISBN : 9780199396900
Genre : Philosophy
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Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights collects thirteen new essays that analyze how human agency relates to poverty and human rights respectively as well as how agency mediates issues concerning poverty and social and economic human rights. No other collection of philosophical papers focuses on the diverse ways poverty impacts the agency of the poor, the reasons why poverty alleviation schemes should also promote the agency of beneficiaries, and the fitness of the human rights regime to secure both economic development and free agency. The book is divided into four parts. Part 1 considers the diverse meanings of poverty both from the standpoint of the poor and from that of the relatively well-off. Part 2 examines morally appropriate responses to poverty on the part of persons who are better-off and powerful institutions. Part 3 identifies economic development strategies that secure the agency of the beneficiaries. Part 4 addresses the constraints poverty imposes on agency in the context of biomedical research, migration for work, and trafficking in persons.
Category: Philosophy

Debating Discourses Practising Feminisms

Author : The Feminist Review Collective,
ISBN : 9781134718863
Genre : Social Science
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Debating Discourses, Practising Feminisms brings together international debates on the discourses and practices of contemporary feminisms. Discussions range across conflicting analyses of gender and politics at the UN conference at Beijing; nationalism and religious conflict in contemporary India; Re-imaginings of science and subjectivity in anglophone science fiction; and the political and intellectual complexities at stake in the project of lesbian studies in the UK. Contributions from these diverse fields come together to give critical attention to the complex terrain of Feminism in the 1990s.
Category: Social Science