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The Women, Gender and Development Reader

Edited By: Nalini Visvanathan, Lynn Duggan, Laurie Nisonoff and Nan Wiegersma

Zed Books

Paperback | Jan 1999 | #60951 | ISBN: 1856491420
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Hardback | Aug 1996 | #60950 | ISBN: 1856491412
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About this book

This is a reader, for undergraduates and development practitioners, that presents the best of the body of literature that has grown up alongside the acknowledgement that women play a critical role in the development process. The book is divided into five parts which cover, respectively: a review of the history of the theoretical debates; the status of women in the household and family; women in the global economy; the impacts of social changes on women's lives; and women organizing for change. Among the writers included in this reader are: Vandana Shiva, Rosi Braidotti, Gita Sen, Sylvia Chant, Betsy Hartmann, Deniz Kandiyoti, Bina Agarwal, Diane Elson, Rita Gallin and Diane Wolf.


Historical introduction and theoretical debates; households and families; women in the global economy; international women in social transformation; women organizing themselves for change.

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