Author: Kriemild Saunders
Editor(s): Kriemild Saunders
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8189013246
Feminist Post-Development Thought addresses the crucial question of what development means for women. Is it still their best hope of social progress and equality, or does it simply raise false expectations for the future?
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.
The broad field of women, gender and development is covered with particular attention to the following areas:
Mainstream Development, alternative Development and the Post-development challenge
Gender, Globalization, Political Identity, resistance and the Struggle to Survive.
Feminist Theory and Practice and the Significance of Difference
Western Science, Local Knowledge and Environmental Sustainability
Fieldwork, Ethnography and Participatory approaches
Reproduction, Population and the Gendered Self
This range of themes allows for a much broader interrogation of development than the post-development critique of its general failure over the past 50 years, and contributes to the process of feminist perspectives shaping intellectual thinking on the subject.
Such an Up-to-the Feminist-Minute Book.
If one ever imagines that radical feminist thinkers or feminist cultural studies scholars can leave women in development to those who know about digging wells and sampling soil, think again.
Cynthia Enloe, author of Bananas, Beaches and Bases
In this landmark volume, world-class feminists undo Western thinking on gender, development, and modernity. Women’s empowerment over materialism, sociality over relentless progress, and sustainability over biological invasion are some of the post-development alternatives proposed.
INTRODUCTION: TOWARDS A DECONSTRUCTIVE POST-DEVELOPMENT CRITICISM
AIDING DEVELOPMENT OR POST-DEVELOPMENT
Lessons from the Field: Rethinking Empowerment, Gender and Development from a Post-(Post-?) Development Perspective
Dismantling the Master’s House with the Master’s Tools? Gender work in and with Powerful Bureaucracies
Trial of Turquoise: Feminist Enquiry and Counter-development in Ladakh, India
THE FEMINIZATIN OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
Counter-geographies of Globalization: Feminization of Survival
Engendering Globalization in an Era of Transnational Capital: New Cross-Border Alliances and Strategies of Resistance in a post-NAFTA Mexico
MORE WORLDY FEMINISMS
Development: Feminist Theory’s Cul-de-sac
Picture More at Variance: Of Desire and Development in the People’s Republic of China
Developmentalist Feminism and Neocolonialism in Andean Communities
THE SCIENCE QUESTIN IN DEVELOPMNT
Mad Cows and Sacred Cows
Global Circulations: Nature, Culture and the Possibility of sustainable Development
Do the marginalized valorize the Margins?
Exploring the Dangers of difference
STORIES FROM THE FIELD
Participatory Research: a Tool in the Production of Knowledge in Development Discourse
Ethnographic Acts: Writing Women and Other Political Fields
Practising Theory Through Women’s Bodies: Public Violence and Women’s Strategies of Power and Place
Body Politics: Revisiting the Population Question
Reproductive Technologies: A Third World Feminist Perspective
Gender, Bodies and Cosmos in Mesoamerica
References and Bibliography