Gender and Development in a Global/Local World
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Rethinking Empowerment by Professor Jane L. Parpart
Book DescriptionRethinking Empowerment looks at the changing role of women in developing countries and calls for a new approach to empowerment. An approach that adopts a more nuanced, feminist interpretation of power and em(power)ment, recognises that local empowerment is always embedded in regional, national and global contexts, pays attention to institutional structures and politics and acknowledges that empowerment is both a process and an outcome. Moreover, the book warns that an obsession with measurement rather than process can undermine efforts to foster transformative and empowering outcomes. It concludes that power must be restored as the centrepiece of empowerment. Only then will the term and its advocates provide meaningful ammunition for dealing with the challenges of an increasingly unequal, and often sexist, global/local world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415277693
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor Jane L. Parpart
Women, Employment and the Family in the International Division of Labour, Paperback (October 2013)
This IPE Classic investigates the interrelations between women's participation in the urban wage economy and their productive and reproductive roles in the household and family. With a new Preface and Foreword, it argues that the household itself is an important determinant of the character and timing of women's labour force participation.
Rethinking the Man Question, Paperback (April 2008)
Looks at how the theories and practice of masculinity impact on international issues. With chapters on South Africa, Zimbabwe, Northern Ireland, Kosovo, India and the Middle East, this book covers contemporary issues and themes, including chapters on the cyborg soldier, post-traumatic stress and the hyper-masculine Muslim male.
Feminism/Postmodernism/Development, Paperback (August 1995)
Drawing on the experiences of women from Africa, Latin America and Asia, this book challenges traditional development practices of North over South, arguing for the inclusion of issues such as identity and political action as the way forward.
Studies in the Economic History of Southern Africa, Paperback (December 1990)» View all books by Professor Jane L. Parpart
First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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