Rethinking Empowerment: Gender and Development in a Global/Local World

By Jane L. Parpart; Shirin M. Rai et al. | Go to book overview

Routledge/Warwick Studies in Globalisation
Edited by Richard Higgott and published in association with the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, University of Warwick
What is globalisation and does it matter? How can we measure it? What are its policy implications? The Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation at the University of Warwick is an international site for the study of key questions such as these in the theory and practice of globalisation and regionalisation. Its agenda is avowedly interdisciplinary. The work of the Centre will be showcased in this new series.This series comprises two strands:Warwick Studies in Globalisation addresses the needs of students and teachers, and the titles will be published in hardback and paperback. Titles include:Globalisation and the Asia-PacificContested TerritoriesEdited by Kris Olds, Peter Dicken, Philip F. Kelly, Lily Kong and Henry Wai-chung YeungRegulating the Global Information SocietyEdited by Christopher MarsdenBanking on KnowledgeThe Genesis of the Global Development NetworkEdited by Diane StoneHistorical Materialism and GlobalisationEssays on Continuity and ChangeEdited by Hazel Smith and Mark RupertCivil Society and Global FinanceEdited by Jan Aart Scholte with Albrecht SchnabelTowards a Global PolityEdited by Morten Ougaard and Richard HiggottNew Regionalisms in the Global Political EconomyTheories and CasesEdited by Shaun Breslin, Christopher W. Hughes, Nicola Phillips and Ben RosamondRoutledge/Warwick Studies in Globalisation is a forum for innovative new research intended for a high-level specialist readership, and the titles will be available in hardback only. Titles include:
1. Non-State Actors and Authority in the Global System

Edited by Richard Higgott, Geoffrey Underhill and Andreas Bieler

2. Globalisation and Enlargement of the European Union

Austrian and Swedish Social Forces in the Struggle over Membership

Andreas Bieler

3. Rethinking Empowerment

Gender and Development in a Global/Local World

Edited by Jane L. Parpart, Shirin M. Rai and Kathleen Staudt

4. Globalising Intellectual Property Rights

The TRIPs Agreement

Duncan Matthews

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  • Routledge/Warwick Studies in Globalisation ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Contributors xi
  • Acknowledgements xv
  • Abbreviations xvii
  • Part I - Theory and Praxis 1
  • 1 - An Introduction 3
  • References 18
  • 2 - Education as a Means for Empowering Women 22
  • References 36
  • Part II - Women's Empowerment in a Global World 39
  • 3 - The Janus Effect 41
  • Notes 57
  • References 58
  • 4 - Toward Empowerment 61
  • Notes 75
  • References 76
  • 5 - Rethinking Technoagency 79
  • References 92
  • Part III - The Nation State, Politics and Women's Empowerment 95
  • 6 - Beyond Official Empowerment Discourse 97
  • References 110
  • 7 - Women's Mobilization in Chile and Turkey 112
  • Notes 127
  • References 129
  • 8 - The Quota Debate in India 133
  • References 145
  • 9 - The Case for Female Peasants in India 147
  • Notes 158
  • References 159
  • Part IV - The Local/Global, Development and Women's Empowerment 163
  • 10 - The Pra Approach 165
  • References 178
  • 11 - Examples from Kenya and Cameroon 182
  • References 197
  • 12 - Depoliticizing Empowerment in a Tanzanian Family Planning Project 199
  • Notes 213
  • References 215
  • 13 - Informal Politics, Grassroots Ngos and Women's Empowerment in the Slums of Bombay 218
  • Notes 232
  • References 234
  • Part V - Conclusion 237
  • 14 - Concluding Thoughts on (em)powerment, Gender and Development 239
  • Index 245
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