The Women, Gender and Development Reader II is the definitive volume of literature dedicated to women in the development process. Now in a fully revised second edition, the editors expertly present the impacts of social, political and economic change by reviewing such topical issues as migration, persistent structural discrimination, the global recession, and climate change. Approached from a multidisciplinary perspective, the theoretical debates are vividly illustrated by an array of global case studies.
This now classic book, has been designed as a comprehensive reader, presenting the best of the now vast body of literature. The book is divided into five parts, incorporating readings from the leading experts and authorities in each field. The result is a unique and extensive discussion, a guide to the evolution of the field, and a vital point of reference for those studying or with a keen interest in women in the development process.
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
Number of pages: 472
Weight: 816 g
Dimensions: 240 x 161 x 161 mm
Edition: Second Edition
'The decision to bring out a second edition of this widely used collection of key articles on gender and development will be warmly welcomed by scholars and practitioners in the field. The collection has become a standard text in most courses related to this topic.'
Naila Kabeer, Professor of Development Studies, SOAS
'The editors are to be congratulated for capturing so deftly the huge strides gender and development studies have taken in these last years. The Women, Gender and Development Reader will be recommended reading for a long time to come.'
Wendy Harcourt, author of the prize winning Body Politics in Development
'This book brings a fresh, more nuanced and complex perspective to old and new questions about development by linking them to history, to social movements, to politics, to financial institutions, both national and international, and above all, to the key actors in development, ordinary women and men on the ground.'
Urvashi Butalia, Publisher and Writer, Director of Zubaan Books
'The Women, Gender and Development Reader helps unpack what progress has been made in over fifteen years since the 1995 Beijing World Conference on Women, and the political, economic, cultural and other impediments to the attainment of real equality between men and women. The editors should be congratulated for giving a panoramic view of the state of gender relations and yet providing concrete and representative examples of challenges and how they can be surmounted by different levels of actors from the local to the intergovernmental systems and financing mechanisms.' -Strike Mkandla, UNEP Representative to the African Union (AU), the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)