Narratives from the Women's Studies Family
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Narratives from the Women's Studies Family by Devaki Jain
Book DescriptionThis unique volume brings together the personal accounts of 17 scholars and activists who have initiated and/or nurtured centres for women's studies. The heterogeneous group represented here covers the entire range of the women's studies family in India. The contributors highlight the inroads that women's studies has made to the knowledge base in the social and material sciences and where it has inspired a shift in policy or a change in curriculum.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780761996958
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 11-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Devaki Jain
Harvesting Feminist Knowledge for Public Policy, Hardback (September 2011)
Harvesting Feminist Knowledge for Public Policy brings together 14 essays by feminist thinkers from different parts of the world, reflecting on the flaws in the current patterns of development and arguing for political, economic, and social changes to promote equality and sustainability.
Women, Development, and the UN, Paperback (September 2005)» View all books by Devaki Jain
Traces the ways in which women have enriched the work of the United Nations from the time of its founding in 1945. This book reviews the evolution of the UN's programs aimed at benefiting the women of developing nations and the impact of women's ideas about rights, equality, and social justice on UN thinking and practice regarding development.
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Author Biography - Devaki Jain
Devaki Jain is Founder and former Director of the Institute of Social Studies Trust New Delhi, India. She was previously a lecturer at the University of Delhi, member of the South Commission (chaired by Julius Nyerere), founding member of Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), and member of the Advisory Council of the intergovernmental NAM (Non-aligned Movement Institute for the Empowerment fo Women (NIEW) in Kuala Lumpur. In 2006 Dr Jain was presented by the President of India with the Padma Bhushan Award for exceptional and distinguished service. She has been a member of a number of Indian Government policy committees and has published several books and articles on Indian development and women's status. Her most recent publication is Women, Development, and the UN: A Sixty-year Quest for Equality and Justice (2005).
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