Women And The State

Women And The State : International Perspectives

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Offering a wide-ranging selection of case studies, this book evaluates women's political, social and economic involvement in Third World countries. It explores both specific experiences of women as well as common themes such as identity, empowerment and the conflict between tradition and modernity.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 182 pages
  • 161.04 x 236.73 x 20.32mm | 442g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748403604
  • 9780748403608

Table of contents

Women and the state in the Third World - an overview, Shirin M. Rai; should women give up on the state? - the African experience, Anne Stewart; stages of growth - women dealing with the state and each other in Peru, Geraldine Lievesley; state buiding in the absence of state structures - Palestinian women in the occupied territories and Shi'i women in Lebanon, Maria Holt; en/gendering the nation-state - women, patriarchy and politics in Algeria, Malika Mehdid; democratization, feminism and the state in Chile - the establishment of SERNAM, Georgina Waylen; dis/organizing gender - women development agents in state and NGO poverty- reduction programmes in Bangladesh, Anne-Marie Goetz; working from within - women and the state in the development of the courtyard economy in rural China, Tamara Jacka; women, the state and international political economy, Annie Phizacklea.
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