The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Development: Critical Engagements in Feminist Theory and Practice

The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Development: Critical Engagements in Feminist Theory and Practice

by Wendy Harcourt (Editor)

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With original and engaging contributions, this Handbook confirms feminist scholarship in development studies as a vibrant research field. It reveals the diverse ways that feminist theory and practice inform and shape gender analysis and development policies, bridging generations of feminists from different institutions, disciplines and regions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349576975
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 02/15/2016
Edition description: 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 660
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Wendy Harcourt is Associate Professor in Critical Development and Feminist Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University, The Netherlands. She joined the ISS in 2011 after 20 years working at the Society for International Development as Editor of the journal Development and Director of Programmes. She has edited 10 books including her monograph Body Politics in Development: Critical Debates in Gender and Development, winner of the 2010 Feminist Women Studies Association Book Prize. Harcourt is also editor of the Palgrave Series Gender, Development and Social Change.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Raewyn Connell
Introduction: Dilemmas, Dialogues, Debates; Wendy Harcourt

Section I: Gender, Power, Decoloniality
1. The Coloniality of Gender; Maria Lugones
2. On Gender and its Otherwise; Catherine Walsh
3. Gender and Equivocation: Notes on Decolonial Feminist Translations; Claudia de Lima Costa
4. The Coloniality of Gender as a Radical Critique of Developmentalism; Rosalba Icaza and Rolando Vázquez

Section II: Institutions, Policies, Governmentality
1. Mainstreaming Gender or 'Streaming' Gender Away: Feminists Marooned in the Development Business, Maitrayee Mukhopadhyay
2. Mainstream(ing) Has Never Run Clean, Perhaps Never Can: Gender in the Main/Stream of Development; Sara de Jong
3. Beyond Binaries: Strategies for a 21st Century Gender Equality Agenda; Aruna Rao and Joanne Sandler
4. Gender Mainstreaming: Views of a Post-Beijing Feminist; Anouka van Eerdewijk
5. Mainstreaming Gender or Streaming Gender Away Revisited; Maitrayee Mukhopadhyay

Section III: Globalization, Care, Economic Justice
1. Revisiting the Core Text: Gendered Well-being. Globalization, Women's Health, and Economic Justice: Reflections Post-September 11; Rosalind Petchesky
2. Reclaiming Gender and Economic Justice in the Era of Corporate Takeover; Alexandra Garita
3. Rethinking Care and Economic Justice with Third World Sex Workers; Debolina Dutta
4. 'This Solidarity of Sisters'; Rosalind Petchesky

Section IV: Gender, Science, Ecology
1. Rooted Networks, Webs of Relation, and the Power of Situated Science Bringing the Models Back down to Earth in Zambrana; Dianne Rocheleau
2. Being and Knowing Differently In Living Worlds: Rooted Networks and Relational Webs in Indigenous Geographies; Padini Nirmal
3. Responding to Technologies of 'Fixing' 'Nuisance' Webs of Relation in the Mozambican Woodlands; Ingrid L. Nelson
4. Dianne Rocheleau: The Feminist Political Ecology Legacy and beyond; Lyla Mehta
5. Crossing Boundaries: Points of Encounter with People and Worlds 'Otherwise'; Dianne Rocheleau

Section V: Livelihoods, Place, Community
1. Building Community Economies: Women and the Politics of Place; JK Gibson-Graham
2. Seeing Diversity, Multiplying Possibility: My Journey from Post-Feminism to Post-Development with JK Gibson-Graham; Kelly Dombroski
3. Retooling our Political Imaginations through a Feminist Politics of Economic Difference; Michal Osterweil
4. Cuban 'Co-ops' and Wanigela 'wantoks': Engaging with Diverse Economic Practices; Yvonne Underhill-Sem
5. 'Optimism', Place and the Possibility of Transformative Politics; JK Gibson Graham

Section VI: Gender, Race, Intersectionality
1. Power, Intersectionality and the Politics of Belonging; Nira Yuval Davis
2. Towards an Ethics of Care: Response to 'Power, Intersectionality and the Politics of Belonging'; Aili Mari Tripp
3. Toward a Broader Scope and More Critical Frame for Intersectional Analysis; Susan Paulson
4. Murals and Mirrors: Imprisoned Women and the Politics of Belonging; Marisa Belausteguigoitia-Rius
5. A Dialogical Conversation: Response to the Responses; Nira Yuval Davis

Section VII: Violence, Militarism, Conflict
1. Gendering Insecurities, Informalization and 'War Economies; V. Spike Peterson
2.Gendered and Racialised Logics of Insecurity, Development, and Intervention; Maryam Khalid
3. Economies of Conflict: Reflecting on the (Re)Production of 'War Economies'; Heather Turcotte
4. Effects and Affects: Women in the Post-Conflict Moment in Timor-Leste: An Application of Spike Peterson's 'Gendering Insecurities, Informalization and War Economies'; Sara Niner
5. Situating, Reflecting, Appreciating; V. Spike Peterson

Section VIII: Bodies, Sexuality, Queering Development
1. Revisiting the Core Text: Sexuality and the Development Industry; Andrea Cornwall and Susie Jolly
2. Redressing the Silofication Between Sexuality and Development: A Radical Revisioning; Stella Nyanzi
3. Puhngah/Men In Skirts: A Plea for History; Andil Gosine
4. Pink Space and the Pleasure Approach to Sexuality and the Development Industry in China; Xiapei He
5. Sexuality and the development industry: Reflections 6 years on; Andrea Cornwall and Susie Jolly

Section IX: Visions, Hopes, Futures
1. Feminism as Transformational Politics: Towards Possibilities for Another World; Peggy Antrobus
2. Hopes and the Struggles for Transformation: Reflections of an Iranian Feminist; Mansoureh Shoajee
3. The Future for Women's Struggle for Social Justice and Full Citizenship: A Comprehensive Peace; Shobha Raghuram
4. Imagining Feminist Futures; Wendy Harcourt
5. Further Reflections; Peggy Antrobus

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