Feminisms in Development

Book Name : Feminisms in Development_x000D_
Contradictions, Contestations and Challenges

By by Andrea Cornwall, Elizabeth Harrison, Ann Whitehead

Sub Title : Contradictions, Contestations and Challenges

Written by : by Andrea Cornwall, Elizabeth Harrison, Ann Whitehead

Subject Category : Academic Business

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This collection of essays by leading feminist thinkers from North and South constitutes a major new attempt to reposition feminism within development studies.Feminism’s emphasis on social transformation makes it fundamental to development studies. Yet the relationship between the two disciplines has frequently been a troubled one. At present, the way in which many development institutions function often undermines feminist intent through bureaucratic structures and unequal power quotients. Moreover, the seeming intractability of inequalities and injustice in developing countries have presented feminists with some enormous challenges. Here, emphasizing the importance of a plurality of approaches, the authors argue for the importance of what 'feminisms’ have to say to development.Confronting the enormous challenges for feminisms in development studies, this book provides real hope for dialogue and exchange between feminisms and development. Zed Books; February 2008 ISBN 9781848131330 Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format Title: Feminisms in Development Author: Andrea Cornwall (ed.); Elizabeth Harrison (ed.); Ann Whitehead (ed.) Imprint: Zed Books Subject categories Academic Business > Development Business > Economic Development Social Science > Feminism & Feminist Theory Social Science > Gender Studies Social Sciences Sociology > The Family. Marriage. Women > Women. Feminism Social Science > Women's Studies ISBNs 184813133X 9781842778180 9781848131330 9781848136694 In The Press 'It is honest, level-headed, yet deeply committed to core feminist values and principles. Its editors and authors must be commended for their courage and their persistence with the difficult questions.'Gita Sen'A lively and self-critical set of essays on the perils and potentials of feminist engagements with the structures of power in the development field, by those who have been there.'Naila Kabeer'Using an international perspective, it provides indispensable insights for everyone working on development, activists and women's movements around the world.'Pinar Ilkkaracan'Highly recommended to researchers, teachers, and activists in all fields of development study and practice.'Population and Development Review'Their work is significant for GAD (Gender and Development) practitioners and should be a mandatory read.'Wendy Miller, Lilith'The book is exemplar in the field of feminist writing ... pioneering in its insights on the trajectory of gender and development debates and policy choices that have resulted from feminist engagement. The conceptual breadth of this work is impressive as it seamlessly covers multiple topics that are central to gender and development debates ... A compelling read.'Feminist Economics About The Author Andrea Cornwall is Fellow of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. She is co-editor of Dislocating Masculinity: Comparative Ethnographies (1994), Realizing Rights: Transforming Sexual and Reproductive Wellbeing (Zed 2002) and editor of Readings in Gender in Africa (2004).Ann Whitehead is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Sussex. A contributor to foundational debates on feminist engagement with development and on theorising gender, she has had a wide engagement with national and international feminist politics. Elizabeth Harrison is a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Sussex. She is the co-author of Whose Development? An Ethnography of Aid (Zed 1998).

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Andrea Cornwall is Fellow of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex. She is co-editor of Dislocating Masculinity: Comparative Ethnographies (1994), Realizing Rights: Transforming Sexual and Reproductive Wellbeing (Zed 2002) and editor of Readings in Gender in Africa (2004).Ann Whitehead is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Sussex. A contributor to foundational debates on feminist engagement with development and on theorising gender, she has had a wide engagement with national and international feminist politics. Elizabeth Harrison is a Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at the University of Sussex. She is the co-author of Whose Development? An Ethnography of Aid (Zed 1998).

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Academic Business - Development Business - Economic Development Social Science - Feminism & Feminist Theory Social Science - Gender Studies Social Sciences Sociology - The Family. Marriage. Women - Women. Feminism Social Science - Women's Studies

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184813133X - 9781842778180 - 9781848131330 - 9781848136694

In The Press:

'It is honest, level-headed, yet deeply committed to core feminist values and principles. Its editors and authors must be commended for their courage and their persistence with the difficult questions.'Gita Sen'A lively and self-critical set of essays on the perils and potentials of feminist engagements with the structures of power in the development field, by those who have been there.'Naila Kabeer'Using an international perspective, it provides indispensable insights for everyone working on development, activists and women's movements around the world.'Pinar Ilkkaracan'Highly recommended to researchers, teachers, and activists in all fields of development study and practice.'Population and Development Review'Their work is significant for GAD (Gender and Development) practitioners and should be a mandatory read.'Wendy Miller, Lilith'The book is exemplar in the field of feminist writing ... pioneering in its insights on the trajectory of gender and development debates and policy choices that have resulted from feminist engagement. The conceptual breadth of this work is impressive as it seamlessly covers multiple topics that are central to gender and development debates ... A compelling read.'Feminist Economics

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