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

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Contributors

Shaheen Sardar Ali is Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Peshawar, Pakistan and Reader, School of Law, University of Warwick, UK. Currently, she is Minister for Health, Population, Welfare and Women's Development, Government of the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan. She is Chairperson of the National Commission on Women in Pakistan. She has an LLM and a PhD in international human rights law from the University of Hull, UK. Her areas of research and publication include Islamic law, gender issues, human rights and international law, minority rights and child rights. Her recent book, published by Kluwer Law International, is entitled Gender and Human Rights in Islam and International Law: Equal before Allah; Unequal before Man?.

Pauline Gardiner Barber is Associate Professor of Social Anthropology, Women's Studies and International Development Studies at Dalhousie University, Canada. Dr Gardiner Barber's research explores issues of culture and political economy, expressed locally and in globalizing forms. Her published work discusses livelihoods, culture and class politics in industrial Cape Breton and the Philippines. She has been involved in gender and development projects in relation to sustainable livelihoods, primarily in the Philippines and Indonesia. She is currently researching the discursive and social class implications of Philippine gendered labour migration, transnationalism and diaspora. She is writing a monograph entitled: No/Maids: Silent Subjects of Philippine Migration.

Marella Bodur is currently a doctoral candidate and a sessional lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University, Canada. She received her BA in English Language and Literature and her MA in Political Science and International Relations from Boaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. Her main research interests are gender and politics in the Middle East and the relationship between social movements, feminism and democracy. She is currently completing her dissertation on women's movements and democracy in Turkey.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • 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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