Feminist Visions of Development: Gender Analysis and Policy

Within the wake of the 4th global convention on girls this quantity brings jointly prime gender and improvement students who interrogate the final 20 years of labor during this area.
Feminist Visions of Development throws clean mild on key concerns including:
* gender and the environment
* schooling
* inhabitants
* reproductive rights
* industrialisation
* macroeconomic policy
* poverty.
Inspired through contemporary feminist theoretical paintings, it re-examines past structural research and opens the way in which for extra study within the box.

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1994) Reversed Realities: Gender Hierarchies in Development Thought, London: Zed Press. Kandiyoti, D. (1988) ‘Bargaining with patriarchy’, Gender and Society, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 274–290. Lockwood, M. (1992) Engendering Adjustment or Adjusting Gender: Some New Approaches to Women and Development in Africa (IDS Discussion Paper No. 315), Brighton: Institute of Development Studies. Maguire, P. (1984) Women in Development: An Alternative Analysis, Amherst: Center for International Education, University of Massachusetts.

9 The straw man of patriarchy—and other feminist universals Everyone has a right to be listened [to]…and atheists and lesbians do not have the right to impose their views on the rest of us. (Speaker from the floor at a meeting of conservative women at the Beijing conference) WHO NEEDS [SEX] WHEN YOU CAN HAVE [GENDER]? 31 O’Leary presents a crude version of feminism which bears little resemblance to the complexity of feminist thought. It is hard to imagine feminists today who would accuse happy mothers of suffering from false consciousness or dismiss women’s subjective interpretations of meaning in their lives.

As poor women convincingly demonstrate a high repayment capacity, donors previously recalcitrant on the gender issue have pushed for the inclusion of women in credit programmes, not insensible to the obvious efficiency gains to be made. (Goetz, 1994:30) Thus although predominantly disbursed to women, loans arguably have limited benefits for women because the loans enter into gendered social relations in the household and women largely lose control of the loans. Goetz finds that a significant proportion of women’s loans are directly invested by their male 42 FEMINIST VISIONS OF DEVELOPMENT relatives, with ‘women borrowers bearing the liability for repayment, though not necessarily directly benefiting from loan use’ (1994:1).

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