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Cornwall, Andrea, Harrison, Elizabeth and Whitehead, Ann, eds. (2007) Gender Myths and Feminist Fables: The Struggle for Interpretive Power in Gender and Development. Malden, MA: Wiley & Son. (Development and change book series)

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Abstract

This collection brings together leading feminist thinkers who examine the struggles for interpretive power which underlies international development. - Questions why the insights from years of feminist gender and development research are so often turned into ‘gender myths’ and ‘feminist fables’: women are more likely to care for the environment; are better at working together; are less corrupt; have a seemingly infinite capacity to survive - Explores how bowdlerized and impoverished representations of gender relations have simultaneously come to be embedded in development policy and practice - Traces the ways in which language and images of development are related to practice and provides a nuanced account of the politics of knowledge production - Argues that struggles for interpretive power are not only important for our own sake, but also for the implications they have for women’s lives worldwide - An informed analysis of how ‘gender’ has been transformed in its transfer into development policy and how many authors are now revisiting and reflecting on their earlier work

Item Type: Edited Book or Journal Volume
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
ISBN: 9781405169370
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444306675
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 15:04
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/32876

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