This up-to-date text offers a clear and cogent introduction to women in development. Assessing the global structures and processes that impede or support the empowerment of women, Jana Everett and Sue Ellen M. Charlton argue that a feminist lens is essential to understanding contemporary gender roles. After a set of introductory chapters that conceptually frame the issues, the authors then investigate women's struggles within and against globalization and development through powerful case studies of sex trafficking, water, work, and health. Through their rich interdisciplinary analysis, Everett and Charlton explore the individual and collective strategies women have used to improve their lives under globalization and weigh how effective they have been.
Jana Everett is professor of political science at the University of Colorado Denver. Sue Ellen M. Charlton is professor emerita of political science at Colorado State University.
Chapter 1: Feminism and Development in a Global World Chapter 2: Navigating Globalization: Feminist Approaches to Development Chapter 3: Development, Globalization, and Power Chapter 4: Debates and Dilemmas: Global Sex Trafficking Chapter 5: Debates and Dilemmas: Water Chapter 6: Debates and Dilemmas: Work Chapter 7: Debates and Dilemmas: Health Chapter 8: Collective Action, Development, and the Challenges of Globalization