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

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Index
accountability 9, 13, 99, 100, 102, 108, 114, 204
activism 14, 98, 104, 109–110, 113, 121–123, 138, 183; political 120–123, 116–117, 138, 183; women's collective 79, 86, 116, 184
Africa 35, 64, 87, 105, 182–198, 199–217; sub-Saharan 182–185, 187, 190, 193, 196; and technology 87, 90
age 42
agency 7–8, 11–12, 17, 41, 43, 46, 48–50, 110; internet 84–87; Janus faced 46–47; political 84, 122; techno- 79, 84
Asia 22, 24, 25, 27, 34, 41–60, 64, 184
authority 6
Batliwala, Srilatha, 3, 10–11
Beijing (Fourth World) Conference on Women 23, 104, 134; aftermath of 23, 104, 124, 199; meeting 69, 74, 85–86; and other UN women's conferences 85, 113, 218; Platform for Action 11
binaries 46, 137
bodies 6–7, 122, 149, 186, 226; and power 6–7, 186
Bolivia 34
Bombay 218–235
budgets 101, 107
Cairo International Conference on Population and Development 202, Declaration 67–69; post- 199, 208
Cameroon 182–198
Canada 43, 45–48, 50–56, 90
Canadian International Development Agency 11, 86
capabilities, human 9; see also Sen, Amartya
caste 138, 142–145
Catholic Church 23, 29
Chambers, Robert 8, 166–169, 171
children 100, 105, 108, 173–174, 196, 223–224; childcare 115; girls 196, 223; rights of 65, 69
Chile 112–119, 132; women's movement 115–116, 119
citizens 117, 120, 219–220; cyber- 85; empowered 12, 14, 116
civil society 5; global 241; see also NGOs
class 14, 26, 42, 48–50, 52, 56–7, 113, 116–117, 120, 122, 126, 137–139, 142–144, 168, 177, 186, 229, 241–242; and development 135, 177, 229; and non-governmental organisations 26, 229, 242; and politics 142–144, 242
collective action 4, 13, 29–30, 32–33, 126–127, 176, 244; see also mobilization
colonialism 149
communication 79–92; newsletter 86
communities 9–10, 41–42, 48, 55, 64, 169; development 12, 41, 108; and internet 82; and politics 135–136; religious 221; romanticizing 41
conflict 29
conscientization 22, 28
consciousness raising 17, 22, 27–28
culture 10, 15–16, 41, 43, 46, 48, 54–55, 63, 74, 125, 148–149, 154, 157, 184, 221–223, 225, 242; and access to land 147–162; and gender stereotypes 63, 171, 176, 184, 240, 242; and law 147–162; and politics 140–141; and social change 35, 223; and 'tradition' 149–150, 175, 242; and women's human rights 63–64, 68, 74; and women's subordination 125, 148–149, 171, 174–176, 221–222
cyberspace 16, 79–94, 241; and access

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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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