Nalini Visvanathan

Nalini Visvanathan is an independent researcher living in the Washington, DC area. A native of India, her research and publications cover women’s health in the population context, education and the empowerment of adolescent girls, women’s movements and community-based participatory research. Her doctorate is in interdisciplinary communication with an emphasis on development studies.

  • The Women, Gender & Development Reader

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Lynne Duggan, Laurie Nisonoff, Nalini Visvanathan and Nan Wiegersma     August 2011

    Third World women were long the undervalued and ignored actors in the development process but are now recognized as playing a critical role. This book is a comprehensive reader presenting the best of the now vast body of literature that has grown up alongside this acknowledgement.

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  • The Women, Gender & Development Reader

    Edited by Lynne Duggan, Laurie Nisonoff and Nalini Visvanathan     January 1997

    Third World women, long the undervalued and ignored actors in the development process, are now recognized by scholars, practitioners and policy makers alike as playing a critical role. This book is a comprehensive reader for undergraduates and development practitioners, presenting the best of the now vast body of literature that is grown up along side this acknowledgement. Five parts cover respectively a review of the history of the theoretical debates, the status of women in the household and family, women in the global economy, the impact of social changes on women’s lives, and women organizing for change.

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