The Women, Gender & Development Reader

Edited by Lynne Duggan, Laurie Nisonoff and Nalini Visvanathan  

Paperback $33.95

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.

Contributors include: Vandana Shiva, Rosi Braidotti, Gita Sen, Betsy Hartmann, Bina Agarwal, Rita Gallin, Diane Wolf, Haleh Afshar, Sylvia Chant, Diane Elson, Dentz Kandiychi, Ruth Pearson and Kate Young.

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  • Lynne Duggan

    Lynn Duggan, professor of Labor Studies since 1997 and PhD economist, teaches at Indiana University Bloomington. She has written articles and book chapters on free trade and social policy, feminist comparative economic systems, family policy in East and West Germany, and reproductive rights in the Philippines.

  • Laurie Nisonoff

    Laurie Nisonoff, Professor of Economics, has taught economics, economic history and women’s studies at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, since 1974. She is an editor of the Review of Radical Political Economics, and served as the co-ordinator of the RRPE 6th Special Issue on Women, ‘Women in the International Economy’. She has published alone and with Marilyn Dalsimer on women in China, and on the labour process.

  • 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.

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