Persistent Inequalities

Persistent Inequalities : Women and World Development

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This is a contributed book on the status of women in world economic development. It deals with issues of women in development in local economies, theories of development and their relation to women, power and powerlessness, the linkages between education and work, and justice. All of the chapters, except one, were written for this book. It includes writers from a broad range of ideological points of view. Thus there is no advocacy of a single point of more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 156 x 234.2 x 21.3mm | 497.65g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0195061586
  • 9780195061581

Table of contents

Preface; About the Authors; Introduction: Irene Tinker: A Context for the Field and for the Book; Ester Boserup: Economic Change and the Roles of Women; Part One: The Politics of Women in Development: Irene Tinker: The Making of the Field: Advocates, Practitioners, Scholars; Jane Jacquette: Gender and Justice in Economic Development; Charlotte Bunch and Roxanna Carrillo: Feminist Perspectives on Women in Development; Susan C. Bourque and Kay B. Warren: Access is not Enough: Gender Perspectives on Technology and Education; Linda Y.C. Lim: Women's Work in Export Factories: The Politics of a Cause; Part Two: Intrahousehold Distribution and Control: Amartya K. Sen: Gender and Co-operative Conflicts; Benjamin Senauer: The Impact of the Value of Women's Time on Food and Nutrition; Hanna Papanek: To Each Less Than She Needs, from Each More Than She Can Do: Allocations, Entitlements, and Value; Part Three: Challenging Patriarchy: Vina Mazumdar and Kumud Sharma: Sexual Division of Labor and the Subordination of Women: A Reappraisal from India; Simi Afonja: Changing Patterns of Gender Stratification in West Africa; Christine Obbo: Women, Work, and the Articulation of Dominance: An East Africa Lament; Joycelin Massiah: Defining Women's Work in the Commonwealth Caribbean; Ken Kusterer: The Imminent Demise of more

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'The book is a blending of theory and practice aiming to provide the reader with an understanding of the field of women and development.' Studies on Women Abstractsshow more

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