Eye to Eye: Women Practising Development Across Cultures

Eye to Eye: Women Practising Development Across Cultures



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Eye to Eye: Women Practising Development Across Cultures by Susan Perry, Celeste Marguerite Schenck

In this compelling collection, women discuss the development processes which affect them, and attempt to show why development policy must respond to cultural difference. The contributors present different perspectives on crucial gender and development debates, such as female genital mutilation, global capitalism and women's labor, and resistance to education and development policies by women at the grass-roots level. The essays paint a vivid picture of development in practice, and the women described have found new possibilities for sustainable personal and community development within the cultures they inhabit.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781856498470
Publisher: Zed Books
Publication date: 09/07/2002
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.89(d)

About the Author

Susan Perry teaches international affairs at the American University of Paris and is a consultant on women’s issues for the US State Department’s Africa Regional Services Program.

Celeste Schenck is Professor of Comparative Literature at the American University of Paris.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Practising Theory Eye to Eye--Susan Perry and Celeste SchenckPart I: The Feminism of International Institutions
The World Bank and Women: "Instrumental Feminism"--Sophie Bessis
International Organizations: Women's Rights and Gender Equality--Aster Zaoudé and Joanne Sandler
Part II:. The Politics of Women's NGOs in India, Bangladesh, and China
Gender and the Politics of Fatwas in Bangladesh--Elora Shehabuddin
Reinstating Women in Environmental Struggles in India--Jael Silliman
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Women's Organizations in China--Susan Perry
Part III: Women's Higher Education in Ghana and South Africa
The Classroom or the Marketplace: Survival Strategies of Ghanaian Women--Vijitha Eyango
"Blessed with the Necessity of Transformation": Postgraduate Education in South Africa--Denise Newfield
Part IV: Making Peace as Development Practice
Dialogue in the War Zone: Israeli and Palestinian Women For Peace--Sumaya Farhat-Naser and Gila Svirsky
Part V: What's in a Name? (Re)Contextualizing Female Genital Mutilation
Abandoning Female Genital Cutting in Africa-- Molly Melching
If Female Circumcision Did Not Exist, Western Feminism Would Have Invented It--Obioma Nnaemeka
Female Genital Mutilation in France: A Crime Punishable by Law--Linda Weil-Curiel Part VI: Reading the Local and the Global: Literature as Development Practice
Testimonial and the Stories from the 'Stolen Generation' in Australia--Deidre Gilfedder"She Breastfed Reluctance into Me": HungerArtists in the Global Economy--Françoise Lionnet
Developing Subjects--Celeste Schenck

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