Institutions, Relations and Outcomes: A Framework and Case Studies for Gender-Aware Planning

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The absence of gender awareness in policy and planning in the past has given rise to a variety of efficiency, welfare, and equity costs. This book develops an analytical framework and a set of tools which can assist planners, as well as trainers, to ensure that gender is systematically integrated into different aspects of their work. It offers an inventory of the kinds of assumptions which lead to gender-blind policy, and assesses integrationist and transformatory strategies by feminist advocates to influence the...
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Overview

The absence of gender awareness in policy and planning in the past has given rise to a variety of efficiency, welfare, and equity costs. This book develops an analytical framework and a set of tools which can assist planners, as well as trainers, to ensure that gender is systematically integrated into different aspects of their work. It offers an inventory of the kinds of assumptions which lead to gender-blind policy, and assesses integrationist and transformatory strategies by feminist advocates to influence the mainstream policy agenda. An analytical framework for examining the gender inequalities generated by key institutions through which development takes place occupies a central place in the book.
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Develops an analytical framework and a set of tools which can assist planners and trainers in integrating gender into different aspects of their work. Investigates assumptions which lead to gender-blind policy and assesses strategies that can influence the mainstream policy agenda. A framework for examining gender inequalities generated by key development institutions occupies an central place in the book. Material stems from a training initiative, the Gender Planning Training Project, organized by the government of India. Kabeer is fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, UK. Subrahmanian is a doctoral student at the Open University, UK. Distributed by Palgrave. Lacks a subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9781856498951
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Pages: 410
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 8.83 (h) x 1.14 (d)

Meet the Author

Naila Kabeer is Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex.

Ramya Subrahmanian is Lecturer at Sussex University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Sect. 1 FromFeminist Insights to an Analytical Framework
1 From Feminist Insights to an Analytical Framework: An Institutional Perspective on Gender Inequality 3
2 Beyond Myths: The Social and Political Dynamics of Gender 49
3 Every Blade of Green: Landless Women Labourers, Production and Reproduction in South India 80
4 "More Equal than Others?": Gender Bias in the Constitution of Bureaucratic Merit in the Indian Administrative Service 102
5 "Brother, There are Only Two Jatis - Men and Women": Section 125 Criminal Procedure Code and the Trial of Wifehood 147
6 Gender, Poverty and Institutional Exclusion: Insights From Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP) and Development of Women and Children in Rural Areas (DWCRA) 166
Sect. 2 From Concepts to Practice
7 From Concepts to Practice: Gender-aware Planning through the Institutional Framework 197
8 "Should I Use My Hands as Fuel?": Gender Conflicts in Joint Forest Management 231
9 Closing the Gender Gap in Education: The Shikshakarmi Programme 266
10 From Private to Public: The Emergence of Violence Against Women as An Issue in the Women's Development Programme, Rajasthan 288
11 Too Big For Their Boots? Women and the Policing of Violence Against Women 312
Sect. 3 Following Through the Process
12 Following Through the Process: Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation 339
13 Gender Training Experiences with Indian NGOs 361
14 Lessons Learned: Gender Training Experiences with the Indian Government 392
Notes on Contributors 408
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