Women, Feminism and Development

Women, Feminism and Development

By: Huguette Dagenais (author), Denise Piche (author)Paperback

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Women, Feminism and Development illustrates the significance and relevance of work on development carried out from a feminist perspective, with a particular focus on the contribution of Canadian researchers and activists. Covering a wide range of themes and concerns, the volume gathers authors from different organizational backgrounds and academic disciplines, and includes chapters on such different cultural and geographical areas as China, Malaysia and Thailand, Mexico and the West Indies, Uganda, Malawi and Ghana, and Canadian Inuit and Indian communities. A unity of purpose as well as a call for a fundamental reconceptualization of society emerge from these varied voices. Women, Feminism and Development is structured to convey a feminist perspective for the construction of theoretical, methodological, and political approaches to development; a critical evaluation of the effect of development policies on women's lives and gender relations; and an understanding of the multiple strategies that can lead to the empowerment of women and real development.

Contents

Concepts and practices of development: feminist contributions and future perspectives, Huguette Dagenais and Denise Piche; concepts and methods under scrutiny wid, wad, gad; tendances de la recherche et de la pratique dans le champ du developpement, Eva M. Rathgeber; indiginization issues in women and development studies in the Caribbean - towards a holistic approach, Rosina Wiltshire; quand la realite fait eclater les concepts....reflexion methodologique sur les femmes et le developpement dan la region caraibe, Huguette Dagenais; women and household production - an ecosystem perspective with a comparison of two studies from Africa, Lila E. Engberg, Susan A. Beckerson, Edith Francois. The consequences of development policies for women: women and rice production in West Malaysia, Cecilia Ng; alternative development strategies for women in rural China, Ellen Judd; gender and economic reform in Southwest China, Laurel Bossen; thankless tasks and scarce incentives - the work and life experiences of Chinese nurses, Nancy E. Johnson and Glenda S. Roberts; gender and development in Thailand - deconstructing display, Penny van Esterik; programme de planification familiale et liberte reproductive au Yucatan, Mexique, Arlette Gautier; the empowerment of women through alternative actions; empowerment of women in contemporary Uganda - real or symbolic?, Rosalind E. Boyd; the double-edged role of religious politics in empowering women; Maquiladora workers in Juarez, Mexico, from 1968 to 1988, Kathryn Kopinak; Lubicon Lake Cree women - responses to rapid social change, Rosemary Brown; native women as entrepreneurs, Peggy Brizinski and Linda Jaine; working towards a feminist vision of development, Linda Cardinal, Annette Costigan, and Tracy Heffernan; testimonies; Indian rights for Indian women; Mary Two-Axe Early; Inuit women in action, Aani Palliser Tulugak; feminism and development in the Caribbean, Sonia M. Cuales.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773511859
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 456
  • ID: 9780773511859
  • ISBN10: 0773511857

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