Women and the Politics of Place

Women and the Politics of Place

by Wendy Harcourt
     
 

A team of researchers and activists in development, geography, women's rights, and related fields explore how women in place are living their lives at different levels of resistance and creativity in the face of what are often perceived to be overwhelming and largely abstract global forces. Case studies include Pakistan, Columbian black movement struggles, rural… See more details below

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A team of researchers and activists in development, geography, women's rights, and related fields explore how women in place are living their lives at different levels of resistance and creativity in the face of what are often perceived to be overwhelming and largely abstract global forces. Case studies include Pakistan, Columbian black movement struggles, rural Finland, Zapatista women, and Palestine. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781565492080
Publisher:
Kumarian Press, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Arturo Escobar is a professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is author of the influential book Encountering Development-The Making and Unmaking of the Third World. His recent research has focused on the intersection among development, capital, and social movements in the Colombian Pacific region. Specifically, he is concerned with looking in the context of the transnational debates on rainforest political ecology and biodiversity conservation.

Wendy Harcourt is a program adviser at the Society for International Development, an international development NGO and Editor of Development, the SID quarterly journal, and the current Chair of Women in Development, Europe. She writes extensively in the field of gender and development and has led several research and policy programs for SID, the UN, and European NGOs on globalization, alternative economics and gender, reproductive rights and health, culture and communications.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : practices of difference : introducing Women and the politics of place1
1Bodies in places, places in bodies20
2The body politic in global development discourse : a women and the politics of place perspective32
3Transforming passion, politics, and pain : in dialogue with Fatma Alloo48
4The politics of place and women's rights in Pakistan : in dialogue with Khawar Mumtaz59
5Political landscapes and ecologies of Zambrana-Chacuey : the legacy of Mama Tingo72
6Domesticating the neoliberal city : invisible genders and the politics of place86
7Women and the defense of place in Colombian black movement struggles100
8Women displaced : democracy, development, and identity in India : in dialogue with Smitu Kothari115
9Building community economies : women and the politics of place103
10Place-based politics and the meaning of diverse economies for women and young people in rural Finland158
11Place-based globalism : locating women in the alternative globalization movement174
12Zapitista women : place-based struggles and the search for autonomy190
13Out of the shadows : listening to place-based narratives of Palestinian women206
14Still challenging 'place' : sex, money, and agency in women's migrations221
15Politics of place in multilevel games : are Arab women acting or reacting?234
Afterword : the politics of place, the place of politics : some forward-looking reflections248

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