Feminisms in Development

Contradictions, Contestations and Challenges

Edited by Andrea Cornwall, Elizabeth Harrison, and Ann Whitehead

Feminisms in Development

Edited by Andrea Cornwall, Elizabeth Harrison, and Ann Whitehead

Distributed for Zed Books

272 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781842778197 Published December 2006 For sale in North and South America only
Contents
Acknowledgements
1.Introduction: Feminisms in Development: Contradictions, Contestations and Challenges - Andrea Cornwall, Elizabeth Harrison and Ann Whitehead

PART ONE: THE STRUGGLE OVER INTERPRETATION
2.Gender Myths that Instrumentalise Women: A View from the Indian Frontline - Srilatha Batliwala and Deepa Dhanraj
3.Dangerous Equations? How Female-headed Households Became the Poorest of the Poor: Causes, Consequences and Cautions - Sylvia Chant
4.Back to Women? Translations, Re-Significations, and Myths of Gender in Policy and Practice in Brazil - Cecilia Sardenberg
5.Battles Over Booklets: Gender Myths in the British Aid Programme - Rosalind Eyben
6.Not Very Poor, Powerless or Pregnant. The African Woman Forgotten by Development - Everjoice Win
7.'Streetwalkers Show the Way': Reframing the Debate on Trafficking from Sex Workers' Perspective - Nandinee Bandyopadhyay with Swapna Gayen, Rama Debnath, Kajol Bose, Sikha Das, Geeta Das, M. Das, Manju Biswas, Pushpa Sarkar, Putul Singh, Rashoba Bibi, Rekha Mitra and Sudipta Biswas

PART TWO: INSTITUTIONALISING GENDER IN DEVELOPMENT
8.Gender, Myth and Fable: The Perils of Mainstreaming in Sector Bureaucracies - Hilary Standing
9.Making Sense of Gender in Shifting Institutional Contexts: Some Reflections on Gender Mainstreaming - Ramya Subrahmanian
10.Gender Mainstreaming: What is it (About) and Should We Continue Doing it? - Prudence Woodford-Berger
11.Mainstreaming Gender or 'Streaming' Gender Away: Feminists Marooned in the Development Business - Maitrayee Mukhopadhay
12.Critical Connections: Feminist Studies in African Contexts - Amina Mama
13. SWAPping Gender: From Cross-Cutting Obscurity to Sectoral Security? - Anne Marie Goetz and Joanne Sandler

PART THREE: LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: CHALLENGES FOR FEMINIST ENGAGEMENT
14.The NGO-ization of Arab Women's Movements - Islah Jad
15. Political Fiction Meets Gender Myth: Post-conflict Reconstruction, 'Democratisation' and Women's Rights - Deniz Kandiyoti
16. Re-assessing Paid Work and Women's Empowerment: Lessons from the Global Economy - Ruth Pearson
17. Announcing a New Dawn Prematurely? Human Rights Feminists and the Rights Based Approaches to Development.- Dzodzi Tsikata
18. The Chimera of Success: Gender Ennui and the Changed International Policy Environment - Maxine Molyneux

Notes on Contributors
Index
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