Feminisms in Development
Contradictions, Contestations and Challenges
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Feminisms in Development by Andrea Cornwall
Book DescriptionThis 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781842778197
(216mm x 135mm x 135mm)
Imprint: Zed Books Ltd
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Andrea Cornwall
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With examples from both the north and south of the globe, Women, Sexuality and the Political Power of Pleasure shows how positive approaches to pleasure and sexuality can enhance equality and empowerment for all.
Men and Development, Paperback (July 2011)» View all books by Andrea Cornwall
Brings together some of the best-known academics, activists and practitioners in the field to present a comprehensive overview with original case studies from Brazil, India, China , South Africa, Malawi, Uganda and Nicaragua.
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Author Biography - Andrea Cornwall
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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