Engendering Wealth And Well-being: Empowerment For Global Change

Engendering Wealth And Well-being: Empowerment For Global Change

by Cathy Rakowski, Irene Tinker, Michael Monteon, Rae Lesser Blumberg
     
 

The new international division of labor and the imposition of structural adjustment on Third World countries has necessitated a reexamination of development policies and a reevaluation of the role of gender in their success or failure. Although women often bear the heaviest burden under structural adjustment, there is also considerable evidence of women being

Overview

The new international division of labor and the imposition of structural adjustment on Third World countries has necessitated a reexamination of development policies and a reevaluation of the role of gender in their success or failure. Although women often bear the heaviest burden under structural adjustment, there is also considerable evidence of women being empowered through their responses to the challenges of economic restructuring.Based on case study material from Eastern Europe, the Islamic nations, Africa, China, and Latin America, this volume explores the significant contributions women make to the wealth and well-being of their families and nations. The contributors argue persuasively that women may hold the key to sustainable development, an increasingly critical issue at a time when policymakers are reconsidering the full costs and benefits of a growth-fixated development model.One of the first to embody the new "gender and development” paradigm, this book reports on research at the frontiers of knowledge and theory about the gendered outcomes of economic transformation, restructuring, and social change. By incorporating "voices from the South,” it makes a provocative addition to our understanding of the political economy of development and of the relationship between world ecology and the world economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813321066
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
05/09/1995
Series:
Latin America in Global Perspective Series
Pages:
311

Meet the Author

Rae Lesser Blumberg is professor of sociology at the University of California at San Diego, where Michael Monteón is associate professor of history. Cathy A. Rakowski is assistant professor of agricultural economics and rural sociology at Ohio State University. Irene Tinker is professor of city and regional planning at the University of California at Berkeley. Rae Lesser Blumberg is professor of sociology at the University of California at San Diego, where Michael Monteón is associate professor of history. Cathy A. Rakowski is assistant professor of agricultural economics and rural sociology at Ohio State University. Irene Tinker is professor of city and regional planning at the University of California at Berkeley. Rae Lesser Blumberg is professor of sociology at the University of California at San Diego, where Michael Monteón is associate professor of history. Cathy A. Rakowski is assistant professor of agricultural economics and rural sociology at Ohio State University. Irene Tinker is professor of city and regional planning at the University of California at Berkeley. Rae Lesser Blumberg is professor of sociology at the University of California at San Diego, where Michael Monteón is associate professor of history. Cathy A. Rakowski is assistant professor of agricultural economics and rural sociology at Ohio State University. Irene Tinker is professor of city and regional planning at the University of California at Berkeley.

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