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Development Crises and Alternative Visions: Third World Women's Perspectives
     

Development Crises and Alternative Visions: Third World Women's Perspectives

by Gita Sen
 

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More than half of the world's farmers are women. They are the majority of the poor, the uneducated and are the first to suffer from drought and famine. Yet their subordination is reinforced by well-meaning development policies that perpetuate social inequalities. During the 1975-85 United Nations Decade for the Advancement of Women their position actually worsened.

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More than half of the world's farmers are women. They are the majority of the poor, the uneducated and are the first to suffer from drought and famine. Yet their subordination is reinforced by well-meaning development policies that perpetuate social inequalities. During the 1975-85 United Nations Decade for the Advancement of Women their position actually worsened. This book analyses three decades of policies towards Third World women. Focusing on global economic and political crises - debt, famine, militarization, fundamentalism - the authors show how women's moves to organize effective strategies for basic survival are central to an understanding of the development process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781134156894
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/05/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
120
Sales rank:
395,179
File size:
743 KB

Meet the Author

Gita Sen and Caren Grown represent DAWN, a network of activists and researchers, largely in the Third World, committed to developing new strategies to attain social and economic justice, peace and development, free of all oppression by gender, class, race and nation.

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