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Feminist Post-Development Thought

Rethinking Modernity, Post-Colonialism and Representation

Edited by Kriemild Saunders

Feminist Post-Development Thought

Edited by Kriemild Saunders

Distributed for Zed Books

384 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $57.95 ISBN: 9781856499477 Published October 2002 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $99.95 ISBN: 9781856499460 Published October 2002 For sale in North and South America only
In this groundbreaking collection with its diverse perspectives, feminist thinkers explore whether Third World women ought to continue along the path of development or abandon full-scale modernization and seek post-development alternatives instead. It represents the first attempt to ascertain the possibilities, and limitations, of the post-development path for women.
Contents
Introduction: Towards a Deconstructive Post-Development Criticism - Kriemild Saunders

Part I: Aiding Development
1. Lessons from the Field: Rethinking Empowerment, Gender and Development in a Post (Post?) Development Perspective - Jane Parpart
2. Dismantling the Master‘s House with the Master‘s Tools? Gender Work in and with Powerful Bureaucracies - Kathleen Staudt
3. Trails of Turquoise: Feminist Enquiry and Counter-development in Ladakh, India - Ravina Aggarwal

Part II: Locating Women/Locating Work
4. Countergeographies of Globalization: Feminization of Survival - Saskia Sassen
5. Engendering Globalization in an Era of Transnational Capital: New Cross-Border Alliances and Strategies of Resistance in a Post-NAFTA Mexico - Marianne Marchand

Part III: More Worldly Feminisms
6. Development: Feminist Theory‘s Cul-de-Sac - Marnia Lazreg
7. Picture more at Variance, of Desires and Development in the People‘s Republic of China - Tani Barlow
8. Developmentalist Feminism and Neocolonialism in the Andean Communities - Frederique Apffel-Marglin and Loyda Sanchez

Part IV: The Science Question in Development
9. Mad Cows and Sacred Cows - Vandana Shiva 10. Global Circulations: Nature, Culture and the Possibility of Sustainable Development - Banu Subramaniam, James Bever and Peggy Schulz
11. Do the Marginalized Valorize the Margins? Exploring the Dangers of Difference - Meera Nanda

Part V: Stories From the Field: Theorizing Action/Acting on Theory
12. Participatory Research: A Tool in the Production of Knowledge in the Development Discourse - Patience Elabor-Idemudia
13. Ethnographic Acts: Writing Women and Other Political Fields - Piya Chatterjee
14. Practising Theory through Women‘s Bodies: Public Violence and Women Strategies of Power and Place - Ramona Perez

Part VI: Other Bodies
15. Body Politics: Revisiting the Population Question - Wendy Harcourt
16. Reproductive Technology: From a Third World Feminist Perspective - Esther Wangari
17. Gender, Bodies and Cosmos in Mesoamerica - Sylvia Marcos
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