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Michigan State University Office of Women in International Development

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Works: 142 works in 219 publications in 1 language and 1,840 library holdings
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Classifications: HQ1240, 305.4205
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Most widely held works by Michigan State University
The Women and international development annual( )

in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gendered perspectives on international development( )

in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women's work in the informal sector : a Zambian case study by Bennetta Jules-Rosette( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This article examines women's occupational careers and socioeconomic adjustment in Lusaka, Zambia, an area marked by high rates of urban migration and restricted opportunities for formal employment among women. The exclusion of women by virtue of education and opportunity from the urban wage labor force has resulted in the creation of alternative occupational options in the informal sector, including self-employment as petty traders, craft producers, and small entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurial activities initiated by unemployed squatter women in the city are usually intended to fulfill economic needs on a temporary basis and reflect a pattern of commercialization of "traditional" skills. An in-depth analysis of these women's socioeconomic adaptations in the Zambian case suggests an important conceptual link between urban and rural development processes and emphasizes the necessity for policy planning that takes into account the short-term entrepreneurial options that migrant women generate in the urban context
Women, health, and international development : the proceedings of the Conference on Women, Health, and International Development, October 22-23, 1982 in East Lansing, Michigan by Health, and International Development Conference on Women( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working paper( )

in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rural women and state policy : the Latin American agrarian reform experience by Carmen Diana Deere( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paradigms of power : feminist reflections on the anthropology of women in Pacific island societies by Sharon W Tiffany( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This article addresses the epistemological problem in anthropology of women as Other the subordinate, the muted, the peripheral with particular reference to the ethnographic literature on Oceania. The ideas and images that form the value-loaded premise of women as Other reflect ongoing controversies about power, sex, and gender in the West controversies that influence the discipline of anthropology in ways that feminists have yet to consider systematically. My purpose is to examine, from a feminist perspective, the paradigmatic problems of gender and politics in anthropology and to illustrate these problems with selected works that have influenced anthropological theory and Pacific ethnography. This discussion will help provide feminists in other disciplines with background necessary for understanding the diverse contexts of gender relations across cultures and for assessing the epistemological problems confronting current anthropological research and discourse about women
Women's politics and capitalist transformation in Subsaharan Africa by Kathleen A Staudt( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caste, class, and gender : women's role in agricultural production in North India by Miriam Sharma( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women in Pakistan : implications of the current program of Islamization by Anita M Weiss( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Female farmers, mothers-in-law and extension agents : development planning and a rural Luo community by Betty Potash( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines the possibilities for and constraints to change in the agricultural sector in a Luo community in Kenya. This community is not participating in any major development "project" but is like most rural communities in that the development that occurs will come from the interests and efforts of the people themselves, will be based on information available to them, and will be under the normal administrative apparatus of government agricultural extension agents and community development officers. The research examines particularly the major role of women in agriculture and the division of labor that allots women major responsibility for the support of themselves and their children. The author outlines national policies and programs, analyzes their potential impact on women, and suggests modifications in the provision of assistance to the women who are responsible for agriculture production
Modernization and sex differences in mortality in India : a new perspective by Barbara J Isely( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The problem of interest in this paper is the explanation of the excess of female mortality over male mortality in India. What appears to be unique to South Asia are the changes in mortality from 1881 to 1981 which led (after 1901) to the appearance of and increase in the female mortality disadvantage. Two different explanations for the sex differential in mortality are examined. The common explanations in the literature focus on traditional culture and female roles as factors contributing to the female disadvantage. In this paper an alternate explanation is used to argue that traditional culture and roles do not provide an adequate explanation of the appearance and increase of a female mortality disadvantage over time. Rather, consideration is given to some specific social and economic factors, often referred to as modernization, which changed in the last century. Data on individuals collected over a two-year period were analyzed to explore the two perspectives. Though results fail to support the idea that traditional female roles led to the mortality disadvantage, they are consistent with the modified explanation that changes due to both modernization and certain non-modern, Western influences probably led to higher female than male mortality. Finally, a recommendation is made for more research on this topic using individual mortality data rather than sex ratios or aggregate mortality data
Bridewealth revisited : socialization and the reproduction of labor in a domestic African economy by Stephen P Reyna( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This essay suggests, on the basis of information from Barma in Chad and a number of other societies, that marriage ceremonial, of which bridewealth forms a part, may under certain conditions partially socialize younger men into their mature economic roles. Further, insofar as bridewealth performs this function, it contributes to the reproduction, in a Marxist sense, of labor in these economies
Who's afraid of Margery Wolf : tributes and perspectives on anthropology, feminism and writing ethnography : an anthology( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sustaining women whilst sustaining the land? : engendering eco-timber production in the Solomon Islands by Regina Scheyvens( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women and small-scale farming in Ghana by Maria Carla Roncoli( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper starts from the perspective of the international debate on Women in Development of the Seventies and focuses on a specific instance of this issue, that is, the implications of rural development for women in Ghana. The author examines the position of women in traditional societies with regard to their access to the means of productions and the changes brought about by the commoditization of the economy and the incorporation of such groups in the national society. The analysis points out that the process of "development" has negatively influenced women's opportunities for economic improvement and self-determination, and terminates with a recent example of the impact of planned "development" on women as small-scale farmers. This example is the MIDAS Project, implemented by USAID in Ghana between 1976 and 1981 for the development of small-scale agriculture, with particular emphasis on credit, fertilizer, improved seeds, small-farm system research, marketing and extension service
Women in nontraditional industry : the case of steel in Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela by Cathy A Rakowski( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper recounts the experience of the incorporation of women into heavy industry during the employment boom of 1974-1979 in Ciudad Guayana and the decline in female employment in the years following the boom. The first and second sections of the paper outline the features of female incorporation at a specialty steel plant and at the state-owned steel mill which, combined, account for over 70 percent of all manufacturing employment in the city. The third section presents the characteristics of the discrimination to which two groups of women, laborers and engineers, were subjected. The fourth and final section analyzes the effects of discrimination on worker behavior and suggests that both male discriminatory behavior and female coping mechanisms are not only the result of the structural factors of power, opportunity, and numbers identified by Kanter in her classic 1977 study, but are also associate with factors of class, age, and culture. Thus, it is necessary to include considerations of both structural factors and individual or personality characteristics to develop corrective programs in a particular organization or culture
Rural women discovered : new sources of capital and labor in Bangladesh by Florence E McCarthy( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Previously segments of Third World populations are increasingly being incorporated into new forms of production, market, and credit relations as part of capitalist development processes and as a consequence of capitalist penetration. This point is analyzed and illustrated in the case in Bangladesh where rural women constitute new sources of labor and capital in the economy. The analysis of how and why this is occurring is placed in the context of local conditions and relations that shape and direct, as well as respond to, capitalist forms of penetration. The role of the state and the particular saliency of development aid and assistance are also analyzed for the critical part they play in shaping and directing the incorporation of rural women in present day Bangladesh
Women and work in Cuba : objective conditions and subjective perceptions by Marie Withers Osmond( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This exploratory study examines how structural conditions and policies in Cuba, which have attempted to implement socialist ideology on gender equality, actually impinge on the everyday lives and perceptions of Cuban women. The paper first outlines the theoretical premises on which socialist policies on work and family were formulated and then presents data on four areas of contemporary state policy with regard to goals and implementation toward increasing women's opportunities. The second section of the paper presents data from in-depth interviews with 61 female factory workers. The results indicate that there are specific structural features that hinder the liberation of Cuban women. The interview data reveal the specific interaction of social class on perceptions of work-family linkages and women's liberation
Development, gender inequality, and fertility in Iran by Akbar Aghajanian( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relations between development, women's relative access to valued resources, and fertility levels across communities in Iran. Theoretical considerations of the research are built on the women and development literature and the recent work on sex stratification. The empirical analysis is based on aggregate data from 162 districts (shahrestans) in Iran in 1976. The status of women, as measured by relative access to valued resources in the community, is analyzed and related to the level of development of the community. Furthermore, the impact of the relative status of women on fertility variation across communities is examined. It is hypothesized that to the extent that development and modernization decrease gender inequality and create a less rigid gender system in a society, the level of fertility declines. The results suggest that development improves the relative access of women to education and health resources. But there was no significant improvement in the relative access of women to income-generating activities. Fertility decline is associated with improvement in the relative status of women in accessing the valued resources, and improvement in the position of women is an important path through which development can reduce fertility. It is concluded that development policies that exclude women and benefit men do not have declining affect on fertility levels and ideals
 
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controlled identityMichigan State University. Gender, Development, and Globalization Program

Michigan State University East Lansing, Mich Office of Women in International Development

Michigan State University East Lansing, Mich Women in International Development

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Michigan State University (East Lansing) Women in International Development

Michigan State University Office of Women in International Development

Michigan State University Women and International Development Program

Michigan State University Women in International Development

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