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Reversed Realities: Gender Hierarchies in Development Thought : Gender Hierarchies in Development Thought - Naila Kabeer

Reversed Realities: Gender Hierarchies in Development Thought

Gender Hierarchies in Development Thought

Paperback Published: 17th July 1994
ISBN: 9780860915843
Number Of Pages: 368

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A dynamic reassessment of development theory with a focus on gender, this book examines alternative frameworks for analyzing gender hierarchies; identifies the household as the primary site for the construction of power relations; assesses the inadequacy of the poverty line as a measuring tool; and provides a critical overview of population control.

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"This vigorous reassessment of development theory and policy concludes with a comparison of different approaches to gender training and a plea for the transformation of the institutions which determine development policy. A splendid synthesis of the new feminist development economics that challenges gender bias in both theory and practice." - Nancy Folbre, University of Massachusetts "As women around the world prepare for the fourth world conference in Beijing in 1995 they will find this book an invaluable resource. It deconstructs the official discourses of social planners and development economists, creating space for a critical and practical engagement with existing power structures, with a view to enabling women to be agents of their own development." - Diane Elson, University of Manchester

Preface and Acknowledgements
The Emergence of Women as a Constituency in Developmentp. 1
Treating Cancer with Bandaid? The Theoretical Underpinnings of WIDp. 11
Same Realities, Different Windows: Structuralist Perspectives on Women and Developmentp. 40
Connecting, Extending, Reversing: Development from a Gender Perspectivep. 69
Benevolent Dictators, Maternal Altruists and Patriarchal Contracts: Gender and Household Economicsp. 95
Beyond the Poverty Line: Measuring Poverty and Impoverishing Measuresp. 136
'And No-one Could Complain at That': Claims and Silences in Social Cost-Benefit Analysisp. 163
Implementing the Right to Choose: Women, Motherhood and Population Policyp. 187
Empowerment from Below: Learning from the Grassrootsp. 223
Triple Roles, Gender Roles, Social Relations: The Political Subtext of Gender Training Frameworksp. 264
Appendixp. 307
Bibliographyp. 312
Indexp. 340
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ISBN: 9780860915843
ISBN-10: 0860915840
Audience: BAG
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 17th July 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1

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