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Feminist post-development thought : rethinking modernity, post-colonialism & representation /

by Saunders, Kriemild.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Zed Books on women and development: Publisher: London : Zed, 2002Description: xv, 368 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1856499464; 9781856499460; 1856499472 (pbk.); 9781856499477 (pbk.).Other Title: Rethinking modernity, post-colonialism & representation.Subject(s): Women -- Developing countries -- Economic conditions | Feminist economics | Economic development
Contents:
Lessons from the field: rethinking empowerment, gender and development from a post-(post-?) development perspective / Jane Parpart -- Dismantling the master's house with the master's tools? Gender work in and with powerful bureaucracies / Kathleen Staudt -- Trails of turquoise: feminist enquiry and counter-development in Ladakh, India / Ravina Aggarwal -- Counter-geographies of globalization: feminization of survival / Saskia Sassen -- Engendering globalization in an era of transnational capital: new cross-border alliances and strategies of resistance in a post-NAFTA Mexico / Marianne H. Marchand -- Development: Feminist theory's Cul-de-sac / Marnia Lazreg -- Picture more at variance: Of desire and development in the people's republic of China / Tani Barlow -- Developmentalist feminism and neocolonialism in Andean communities / Frβedβerique Apffel-Marglin, Loyda Sanchez -- Mad cows and sacred cows / Vandana Shiva -- Global circulations: nature, culture and the possibility of systainable development / Banu Subramaniam, James Bever, Peggy Schultz -- Do the marginalized valorize the margins? Exploring the dangers of difference / Meera Nanda -- Participatory research: a tool in the production of knowledge in development discourse / Patience Elabor-Idemudia -- Ethnographic acts: Writing women and other political fields / Piya Chatterjee -- Practising theory through women's bodies: public violence and women's strategies of power and place / Ramona Pβerez -- Body politics: revisiting the population question / Wendy Harcourt -- Reproductive technologies: A third world feminist perspective / Esther Wangari -- Gender, bodies and cosmos in mesoamerica / Sylvia Marcos.
Summary: "Feminist Post-Development Thought addresses the crucial question of what development means for women. Is it still their best hope of social progress and equality, or does it simply raise false expectations for the future? In this groundbreaking collection with its diverse perspectives, feminist thinkers explore whether Third World women ought to continue along the path of development or abandon full-scale modernization and seek post-development alternatives instead. It represents the first attempt to ascertain the possibilities, and limitations, of the post-development path for women. The broad field of women, gender and development is covered with particular attention to the following areas: 1. Mainstream Development, Alternative Development and the Post-development Challenge; 2. Gender, Globalization, Political Identity, Resistance and the Struggle to Survive; 3. Feminist Theory and Practice and the Significance of Difference; 4. Western Science, Local Knowledge and Environmental Sustainability; 5. Fieldwork, Ethnography and Participatory Approaches; and 6. Reproduction, Population and the Gendered Self. This range of themes allows for a much broader interrogation of development than the post-development critique of its general failure over the past 50 years, and contributes to the process of feminist perspectives shaping intellectual thinking on the subject." -- Publisher description.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Lessons from the field: rethinking empowerment, gender and development from a post-(post-?) development perspective / Jane Parpart -- Dismantling the master's house with the master's tools? Gender work in and with powerful bureaucracies / Kathleen Staudt -- Trails of turquoise: feminist enquiry and counter-development in Ladakh, India / Ravina Aggarwal -- Counter-geographies of globalization: feminization of survival / Saskia Sassen -- Engendering globalization in an era of transnational capital: new cross-border alliances and strategies of resistance in a post-NAFTA Mexico / Marianne H. Marchand -- Development: Feminist theory's Cul-de-sac / Marnia Lazreg -- Picture more at variance: Of desire and development in the people's republic of China / Tani Barlow -- Developmentalist feminism and neocolonialism in Andean communities / Frβedβerique Apffel-Marglin, Loyda Sanchez -- Mad cows and sacred cows / Vandana Shiva -- Global circulations: nature, culture and the possibility of systainable development / Banu Subramaniam, James Bever, Peggy Schultz -- Do the marginalized valorize the margins? Exploring the dangers of difference / Meera Nanda -- Participatory research: a tool in the production of knowledge in development discourse / Patience Elabor-Idemudia -- Ethnographic acts: Writing women and other political fields / Piya Chatterjee -- Practising theory through women's bodies: public violence and women's strategies of power and place / Ramona Pβerez -- Body politics: revisiting the population question / Wendy Harcourt -- Reproductive technologies: A third world feminist perspective / Esther Wangari -- Gender, bodies and cosmos in mesoamerica / Sylvia Marcos.

"Feminist Post-Development Thought addresses the crucial question of what development means for women. Is it still their best hope of social progress and equality, or does it simply raise false expectations for the future? In this groundbreaking collection with its diverse perspectives, feminist thinkers explore whether Third World women ought to continue along the path of development or abandon full-scale modernization and seek post-development alternatives instead. It represents the first attempt to ascertain the possibilities, and limitations, of the post-development path for women. The broad field of women, gender and development is covered with particular attention to the following areas: 1. Mainstream Development, Alternative Development and the Post-development Challenge; 2. Gender, Globalization, Political Identity, Resistance and the Struggle to Survive; 3. Feminist Theory and Practice and the Significance of Difference; 4. Western Science, Local Knowledge and Environmental Sustainability; 5. Fieldwork, Ethnography and Participatory Approaches; and 6. Reproduction, Population and the Gendered Self. This range of themes allows for a much broader interrogation of development than the post-development critique of its general failure over the past 50 years, and contributes to the process of feminist perspectives shaping intellectual thinking on the subject." -- Publisher description.

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