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The Political Economy of Gender in the Twentieth-Century Caribbean : International Political Economy - Violet Eudine Barriteau

The Political Economy of Gender in the Twentieth-Century Caribbean

International Political Economy

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Eudine Barriteau exposes the precarious position of women in 20th century Caribbean societies by analyzing the operations of gender systems. She reveals the absence of gender justice and equity, and demonstrates that after 25 years of policies on women Caribbean societies still have not confronted the fundamental problem of women's subordination and the conditions that maintain this. Barriteau criticizes the strategies used by developing states to focus on women and recommends that state and society pay more attention to understanding their lives.

'This is a timely contribution to the debates on gender issues in the Caribbean. ..this book would seve as an excellent textbook for undergraduate students in courses on gender and development, as it pushes against commonly accepted tenets of gender relations in the Caribbean. Barriteau is to be commended for writing a thoughtful book that pushes against conventional perceptions of Caribbean women as essentially favoured economic and political citizens.' - Lyla Brown, Black and Asian Studies Association

Introduction: Mapping the Terrain
Theorizing the State and Gender Systems in the Twentieth Century Caribbean
Women and Gender Relations in the Twentieth Century Caribbean
Constructing Gender Containing Women: Promoting Gender Equity in Caribbean States
Gender System in an Independent Caribbean State: The Barbadian Case
Women, The Economy and The State
Rethinking Gender and Development for the Twenty-First Century
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ISBN: 9780333732823
ISBN-10: 0333732820
Series: International Political Economy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 214
Published: 18th May 2001
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.2 x 14.53  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1