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Women and Gender Equity in Development Theory and Practice: Institutions, Resources, and Mobilization / Edition 1
     

Women and Gender Equity in Development Theory and Practice: Institutions, Resources, and Mobilization / Edition 1

by Jane S. Jaquette, Gale Summerfield, Louise Fortmann
 

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ISBN-10: 0822336987

ISBN-13: 9780822336983

Pub. Date: 03/27/2006

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Seeking to catalyze innovative thinking and practice within the field of women and gender in development, editors Jane S. Jaquette and Gale Summerfield have brought together scholars, policymakers, and development workers to reflect on where the field is today and where it is headed. The contributors draw from their experiences and research in Latin America, Asia,

Overview

Seeking to catalyze innovative thinking and practice within the field of women and gender in development, editors Jane S. Jaquette and Gale Summerfield have brought together scholars, policymakers, and development workers to reflect on where the field is today and where it is headed. The contributors draw from their experiences and research in Latin America, Asia, and Africa to illuminate the connections between women’s well-being and globalization, environmental conservation, land rights, access to information technology, employment, and poverty alleviation.

Highlighting key institutional issues, contributors analyze the two approaches that dominate the field: women in development (WID) and gender and development (GAD). They assess the results of gender mainstreaming, the difficulties that development agencies have translating gender rhetoric into equity in practice, and the conflicts between gender and the reassertion of indigenous cultural identities. Focusing on resource allocation, contributors explore the gendered effects of land privatization, the need to challenge cultural traditions that impede women’s ability to assert their legal rights, and women’s access to bureaucratic levers of power. Several essays consider women’s mobilizations, including a project to provide Internet access and communications strategies to African NGOs run by women. In the final essay, Irene Tinker, one of the field’s founders, reflects on the interactions between policy innovation and women’s organizing over the three decades since women became a focus of development work. Together the contributors bridge theory and practice to point toward productive new strategies for women and gender in development.

Contributors. Maruja Barrig, Sylvia Chant, Louise Fortmann, David Hirschmann, Jane S. Jaquette, Diana Lee-Smith, Audrey Lustgarten, Doe Mayer, Faranak Miraftab, Muadi Mukenge, Barbara Pillsbury, Amara Pongsapich, Elisabeth Prügl, Kirk R. Smith, Kathleen Staudt, Gale Summerfield, Irene Tinker, Catalina Hinchey Trujillo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822336983
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
03/27/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments vii

Introduction / Jane S. Jaquette and Gale Summerfield 1

I. Institutional Opportunities and Barriers 15

Women, Gender, and Development / Jane S. Jaquette and Kathleen Staudt 17

Mainstreaming Gender in International Organizations / Elisabeth Prugl and Audrey Lustgarten 53

From “Home Economics” to “Microfianace:; Gender Rhetoric and the Bureaucratic Resistance / David Hirschmann 71

Contributions of a Gender Perspective to the Analysis of Poverty / Sylvia Chant 87

What is Justice? Indigenous Women in Andean Development Projects / Maruja Barrig 107

II. Livelihood and Control of Resouces 135

Gender Equity and Rural Land Reform In China / Gale Summerfield 137

Unequal Rights: Women and Property / Diana Lee-Smith and Catalina Hinchey Trujillo 159

On Loan from Home: Women’s Participation in Formulating Human Settlements Policies / Faranak Miraftab 173

In Theory and in Practice: Women Creating Better Accounts of the World / Louise Fortmann 191

Women’s Work: The Kitchen Kills More than the Sword / Kirk R. Smith 202

III. Women’s Mobilization and Power 217

Women’s Movements in the Globalizing World: The Case of Thailand / Amara Pongsapich 219

T-Shirts to Web Links: Women Connect! Communications Capacity-Building with Women’s NGOs / Doe Mayer, Barbara Pillsbury, and Muadi Mukenge 240

Empowerment Just Happened: The Unexpected Expansion of Women’s Organizations / Irene Tinker 268

Acronyms 303

Bibliography 306

Contributors 352

Index 357

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