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Feminisms in development : contradictions, contestations and challenges

Author: Andrea Cornwall; Elizabeth Harrison; Ann Whitehead
Publisher: London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York : Distributed in the USA exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The political project of reasserting feminist engagement with development has proceeded uneasily in recent years. This text examines how the arguments of feminist researchers have often become depoliticised by development institutions and offers accountsof the pitfalls and compromises of the politics of engagement.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Feminisms in development.
London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York : Distributed in the USA exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
(OCoLC)608153573
Online version:
Feminisms in development.
London ; New York : Zed Books ; New York : Distributed in the USA exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
(OCoLC)632036748
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Cornwall; Elizabeth Harrison; Ann Whitehead
ISBN: 1842778196 9781842778197 1842778188 9781842778180
OCLC Number: 71285411
Description: 253 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Gender myths that instrumentalise women : a view from the Indian frontline / Srilatha Batliwala and Deepa Dhanraj --
Dangerous equations? : how female-headed households became the poorest of the poor : causes, consequences and cautions / Sylvia Chant --
Back to women? translations, re-significations, and myths of gender in policy and practice in Brazil / Cecilia Sardenberg --
Battles over booklets : gender myths in the British aid programme / Rosalind Eyben --
Not very poor, powerless or pregnant : the African woman forgotten by development / Everjoice Win --
'Streetwalkers show the way' : reframing the debate on trafficking from sex workers' perspective / Nandinee Bandyopadhyay with Swapna Gayen [and others] --
Gender, myth and fable : the perils of mainstreaming in sector bureaucracies / Hilary Standing --
Making sense of gender in shifting institutional contexts : some reflections on gender mainstreaming / Ramya Subrahmanian --
Gender mainstreaming : what is it (about) and should we continue doing it? / Prudence Woodford-Berger --
Mainstreaming gender or 'streaming' gender away : feminists marooned in the development business / Maitrayee Mukhopadhay --
Critical connections : feminist studies in African contexts / Amina Mama --
SWApping gender : from cross-cutting obscurity to sectoral security? / Anne Marie Goetz and Joanne Sandler --
The NGO-ization of Arab Women's Movements / Islah Jad --
Political fiction meets gender myth : post-conflict reconstruction, 'democratisation' and women's rights / Deniz Kandiyoti --
Re-assessing paid work and women's empowerment : lessons from the global economy / Ruth Pearson --
Announcing a new dawn prematurely? human rights feminists and the rights based approaches to development / Dzodzi Tsikata --
The chimera of success : gender ennui and the changed international policy environment / Maxine Molyneux.
Responsibility: Andrea Cornwall, Elizabeth Harrison & Ann Whitehead, editors.
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