Women' Studies Quarterly 31 : Women and Development: Rethinking Policy and Reconceptualizing Practice

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Pub. Date: 2003-12-01
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Since the birth of the international Women in Development (WID) movement in the 1970s, feminist scholars, activists, practitioners, and community members have challenged the oft-destructive effects of traditional development models, which frequently ignore the socioeconomic activities and concerns of women. This issue of WSQ takes as its focus the gendered effects of on-the-ground development policies and practices, as well as the growing significance of post-development theory and action in academia. Alongside this close look at current programming and policy trends in development, this timely volume also explores the meaning of development and the programs -designed to achieve it in different geographical contexts, which continue to generate lively feminist debate.

Table of Contents

Editorial 6(13)
Frances Vavrus and Lisa Ann Richey
Rethinking Economic Development Policy: Microcredit, Ecotourism, Information Technology, and Housing
And If the Shoe Doesn't Fit? (Wear It Anyway): Economic Transformation and Western Paradigms of Women in Development in Post-Communist Central and Eastern Europe
Kristen Ghodsee
Microcredit: the Rhetoric of Empowerment, the Reality of Development as Usual
Robin G. Isserles
Gender, Culture and Ecotourism: Development Policies and Practices in the Guyanese Rain Forest
Barbara J. Dilly
The Gender Regime of "Women's Work": A View from Tanzanian Internet Cafes
Kristin Phillips
A Poor Women's Pedagogy: "When Ideas Move in People's Hands and Hearts, They Change, Adapt and Create New Solutions"
Salma Ismail
Reconceptualizing Social Development Practice: Women and (Re)Productive Labor
Poor Women in Peru: Reproducers of Poverty and Poverty Relievers
Jelke Boesten
Neoliberalism, Gender, and Development: Institutionalizing "Post-Feminism" in MedellĂ­n, Colombia
Donna F. Murdock
A Limited Women's Empowerment: Politics, the State, and Development in Northwest India
Sumi Madhok
Reimagining Political Development: Identity, Power, and Possibilities
Negotiating Leadership Roles: Young Women's Experience in Rural Egypt
Rania Salem, Barbara Ibrahim, and Martha Brady
Capacity Building and Change: Women and Development in India
Mangala Subramaniam
Beyond Gender: Towards a Feminist Analysis of Humanitarianism and Development in Sri Lanka
Jennifer Hyndman and Malathi de Alwis
Feminist Post-Development Thought: "Women in Development" and the Gendered Paradoxes of Survival in Bolivia
Amy Lind
Creative Development: Prose and Poetry
Reflections on Working in Post-Conflict Afghanistan: Local Versus International Perspectives on Gender Relations
Rebecca Winthrop
Limited Choices: A Look at Women's Access to Health Care in Kiboga, Uganda
Lara Knudsen
Women of the Tent
Nancy Knipe
Seminar on Women and Development, Lahore, 2003.
Fawzia Afzal-Khan
Four Hundred Tons or Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars a Day
Paola Corso
Peace Time Kylie Thomas
Creative Development: Teaching and Learning
Teaching Gender, Development, and Cultural Change from an Interdisciplinary Perspective: Problems and Prospects (with syllabus)
Barbara Burnell
Topics in Development: Gender and Development (with syllabus)
Sara Curran
Book Reviews
F.M. Cancian, D. Kurz, A. London, R. Reviere and M. Tuominen's Child Care and Inequality: Rethinking Carework for Children and Youth by Beth Blue Swadener and Karen Ortiz
Gita Sen, Asha George, and Piroska Ostlin's Engendering International Health: The Challenge of Equity by Sheryl McCurdy
Vanaja Dhruvarajan and Jill Vickers's Gender, Race, and Nation: A Global Perspective by Carolyn Kissane
Kriemild Saunders's Feminist Post Development Thought: Rethinking Modernity, Post-Colonialism, and Representation by Ravinder Kaur
Clare Midgley's Gender and Imperialism by Tanfer Emin-Tunc

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