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Cornwall, Andrea, Harrison, Elizabeth and Whitehead, Ann, eds. (2007) Feminisms in development: contradictions, contestations and challenges. London: Zed Books.

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Abstract

This collection of essays by leading feminist thinkers from North and South constitutes a major new attempt to reposition feminism within development studies. Feminism's emphasis on social transformation makes it fundamental to development studies. Yet the relationship between the two disciplines has frequently been a troubled one. At present, the way in which many development institutions function often undermines feminist intent through bureaucratic structures and unequal power quotients. Moreover, the seeming intractability of inequalities and injustice in developing countries have presented feminists with some enormous challenges. Here, emphasizing the importance of a plurality of approaches, the authors argue for the importance of what 'feminisms' have to say to development. Confronting the enormous challenges for feminisms in development studies, this book provides real hope for dialogue and exchange between feminisms and development.

Item Type: Edited Book or Journal Volume
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
ISBN: 9781842778197
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.5040/9781350220089
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:05
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/32875

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