RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 60767100 LA English T1 Amartya Sen's work and ideas : a gender perspective A1 Agarwal, Bina., Humphries, Jane,, Robeyns, Ingrid., PB Routledge PP London; New York YR 2005 SN 0415372534 9780415372534 0415373204 9780415373203 AB This unique volume is the first to examine Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen's ideas through the lens of gender. His humanitarian approach to economics has been crucial to the development of several aspects of feminist economics and gender analysis. This book outlines the range and usefulness of his work for gender analysis while also exploring some of its silences and implicit assumptions. The result is a collection of groundbreaking and insightful essays which cover major topics in Sen's work, such as the capability approach, justice, freedom, social choice, agency, missing women and development and well-being. Perspectives have been drawn from both developing and developed countries, with most of the authors applying Sen's concepts to cultural, geographic and historical contexts which differ from his original applications. -- Back cover.