Feminist Futures

Re-Imagining Women, Culture and Development

Kum-Kum Bhavnani, John Foran, and Priya Kurian

Feminist Futures

Kum-Kum Bhavnani, John Foran, and Priya Kurian

Distributed for Zed Books

336 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781842770290 Published January 2003 For sale in North and South America only

1. An Introduction to Women, Culture and Development - Kum-Kum Bhavnani, John Foran and Priya Kurian

Visions 1
Maria's Stories - Maria Ofelia Navarrete
The Woof and the Warp - Luisa Valenzuela
Consider the Problem of Privatization - Anna Tsing

Part 1: Sexuality and the Gendered Body
2. 'Tragedies' in Out-of-the-way Places: Oceanic Interpretations of Another Scale - Yvonne Underhill-Sem
3. Queering Development: Institutionalized Heterosexuality in Development Theory, Practice and Politics in Latin America - Amy Lind and Jessica Share
4. Claiming the State: Women's Reproductive Identity and Indian Development - Rachel Simon-Kumar
5. Bodies and Choices: African Matriarchs and Mammy Water - Ifi Amadiume

Visions 2
On Engendering a Better Life - Raka Ray
Empowerment - Snakes and Ladders - Jan Nederveen Pieterse
Gendered Sexualities and Lived Experience: The Case of Gay Sexuality in Women, Culture and Development - Dana Collins
Condoms and Pedagogy: Changing Global Knowledge - Peter Chua

Part 2: Environment, Technology, Science
6. Managing Future(s): Culture, Development, Gender and the Dystopic Continuum - David McKie
7. Negotiating Human-Nature Boundaries, Cultural Hierarchies and Masculinist Paradigms of Development Studies - Priya Kurian and Debashish Munshi
8. Imagining India: Religious Nationalism in the Age of Science and Development - Banu Subramaniam

Visions 3
Conversations towards Feminist Futures - Arturo Escobar and Wendy Harcourt
Knitting a Net of Knowledge: Engendering Cyber-Technology for Disempowered Communities - Debashish Munshi and Priya A. Kurian
Seeing the Complexity: Observations and Optimism from a Costa Rican Tourist Town - Darcie Vandegrift
Dreams and Process in Development Theory and Practice - Light Carruyo

Part 3: The Cultural Politics of Representation
9. Of Rural Mothers, Urban Whores and Working Daughters: Women and the Critique of Neocolonial Development in Taiwan's Nativist Literature - Ming-yan Lai
10. The Representation of Mostaz'af/'the Disempowered' in Revolutionary and Postrevolutionary Iran - Minoo Moallem
11. Mariama Bâ's So Long a Letter: 'Women, Culture and Development' from a Francophone/Postcolonial Perspective - Anjali Prabhu

Visions 4
The Subjective Side of Development: Sources of Well-being, Resources for Struggle - Linda Klouzal
Culture and Resistance: A Feminist Analysis of Revolution and 'Development' - Julia D Shayne
Alternatives to Development: Of Love, Dreams and Revolution - John Foran

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