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Gender myths and feminist fables : the struggle for interpretive power in gender and development

Author: Andrea Cornwall; Elizabeth Harrison; Ann Whitehead; Institute of Development Studies (Brighton, England)
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell, ©2008.
Series: Development and change (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title questions why the insights from years of feminist gender and development research are so often turned into 'gender myths' and 'feminist fables'. In doing so, it explores how bowdlerised and impoverished representations of gender relations have simultenously come to be embedded in development policy and practice.
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Cornwall; Elizabeth Harrison; Ann Whitehead; Institute of Development Studies (Brighton, England)
ISBN: 9781405169370 1405169370
OCLC Number: 156816213
Notes: "First published as volume 38, number 1 of Development and Change."
Conference papers.
Description: 173 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Gender myths and feminist fables : the struggle for interpretive power in gender and development / Andrea Cornwall, Elizabeth Harrison and Ann Whitehead --
A bigger piece of a very small pie : intrahousehold resource allocation and poverty reduction in Africa / Bridget O'Laughlin --
The construction of the myth of survival / Mercedes González de la Rocha --
Earth mother myths and other ecofeminist fables : how a strategic notion rose and fell / Melissa Leach --
Political cleaners : women as the new anti-corruption force? / Anne Marie Goetz --
Resolving risk? marriage and creative conjugality / Cecile Jackson --
Feminism, gender, and women's peace activism / Judy El-Bushra --
Myths to live by? female solidarity and female autonomy reconsidered / Andrea Cornwall.
Series Title: Development and change (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: edited by Andrea Cornwall, Elizabeth Harrison. and Ann Whitehead.
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This collection brings together leading feminist thinkers who examine the struggles for interpretive power which underlies international development.  Read more...

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