Books  Environmental Studies  Sustainable Development: General 

The Women, Gender and Development Reader

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

Zed Books

Hardback | Aug 1996 | #60950 | ISBN: 1856491412
Out of Print Details

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.

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this book. Be the first to review this book!

Bestsellers in this subject

Footpaths: A Practical Handbook

NHBS Price: £21.99 $29/€25 approx

Gardening the Earth

NHBS Price: £18.99 $25/€21 approx

Training for Transformation, Books 1-3 (3-Volume Set)

NHBS Price: £29.95 $39/€33 approx

Training for Transformation, Book 4

NHBS Price: £24.95 $33/€28 approx

The Big Earth Book

NHBS Price: £12.99 $17/€15 approx

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194