Patriarchy and Economic Development: Women's Positions at the End of the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

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At the end of the twentieth century, after four world conferences on women, debates on the impact of economic development on the lives and status of women - including their life-options and opportunities for betterment - continue unresolved. Is patriarchy on the decline, or is it merely its form that is changing? What effect does development have on gender relations, and how do patriarchal structures affect the development process?

The chapters in this book were written for a UNU/WIDER research conference convened to explore two parallel phenomena: the changing position of women and gender relations and the relevance of the concept of patriarchy, and the impact of development--and especially industrialization and wage work--on women and gender. They address questions through theoretical, historical, and empirical approaches, and provide critical analysis and macro- and micro-level data for Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian sub-continent, the Nordic region, and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Following an introduction and overview (Part 1), the book is divided into two main parts. Part II offers historical and theoretical perspectives on the evolution of women's positions in the course of development, with contributions by Sylvia Walby, John Lie, Elizabeth Dore, Sheila Carapico, Leela Kasturi, and Jane Parpart. Part III focuses on industrialization, state policies, and women workers, with contributions by Ruth Pearson, Helen Safa, Rita Gallin, Valentine Moghadam, Guy Standing, and Tuovi Allén. The book ends with an appendix of statistical tables providing descriptive data on women in the countries under consideration and others.

The contributors are well-known academics and researchers who utilize the methods of economics, sociology, history, and feminist analysis in their case studies of economic development and women's positions.

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"The view offered of women's status in non-Western societies gives valuable perspective to the issues discussed."--Choice

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UNU/WIDER, Helsinki
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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Introduction and Overview 1
The 'Declining Significance' or the 'Changing Forms' of Patriarchy? 19
From Agrarian Patriarchy to Patriarchal Capitalism: Gendered Capitalist Industrialization in Korea 34
Patriarchy and Private Property in Nicaragua, 1860-1920 56
Gender and Status Inequalities in Yemen: Honour, Economics, and Politics 80
Development, Patriarchy, and Politics: Indian Women in the Political Process, 1947-1992 99
Gender, Patriarchy, and Development in Africa: The Zimbabwean Case 145
Industrialization and Women's Subordination: A Reappraisal 169
Gender Inequality and Women's Wage Labour: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis 184
State, Gender, and the Organization of Business in Rural Taiwan 220
Development Strategies, State Policies, and the Status of Women: A Comparative Assessment of Iran, Turkey, and Tunisia 241
Cumulative Disadvantage? Women Industrial Workers in Malaysia and the Philippines 269
The Nordic Model of Gender Equality: The Welfare State, Patriarchy, and Unfinished Emancipation 303
Patriarchy and Post-communism: Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union 327
Appendix: Women's Positions at Century's End: Cross-national Trends and Comparisons in Socio-economic Indicators 355
Index 363
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