Women, Development, and Communities for Empowerment in Appalachia

Women, Development, and Communities for Empowerment in Appalachia

by Virginia Rinaldo Seitz
     
 

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This book is a wonderful feminist exploration of a topic not often explored in the feminist literature - working class women in an isolated, rural setting.

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This book is a wonderful feminist exploration of a topic not often explored in the feminist literature - working class women in an isolated, rural setting.

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“This book is a wonderful feminist exploration of a topic not often explored in the feminist literature—working class women in an isolated, rural setting. It pulls together a complex web of perspectives and avoids what is commonly a ‘colonizing discourse’ on the topic. The Women in Development literature is effectively applied, as is feminist theory (particularly socialist feminism). Major critiques/clarifications are provided of such works as Marx’s analysis of capitalism and Buvinic’s analysis of community organization. Taking the perspective of these women turns much of our conventional thinking on its head.”— Anne Statham, University of Wisconsin-Parkside

“The author has produced an excellent study of gender and social change. She has also broadened the audience and impact of the study by comparing the Appalachian region to peripheral zones in developing countries, and drawing heavily (and usefully) on the women and development literature. I also like the methodology. It is an excellent use of in-depth, qualitative life history interviews. The interviews speak strongly and are skillfully woven together around key themes and analysis.” — John Gaventa, University of Tennessee

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791423783
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Series:
SUNY series in Gender and Society Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Virginia Rinaldo Seitz is Visiting Assistant Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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