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The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Development

Critical Engagements in Feminist Theory and Practice

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Provides state of the art debates and research on gender and development

  • Aims to open up the traditional boundaries of what is gender and development

  • Unusual approach of critiquing core texts by various scholars which sets it apart from the competition

  • Course potential for Gender and Women's Studies as well as Gender and Development

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Table of contents (44 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Introduction: Dilemmas, Dialogues, Debates

    1. Introduction: Dilemmas, Dialogues, Debates

      • Wendy Harcourt
      Pages 1-10
  3. Gender, Power, Decoloniality

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11
    2. The Coloniality of Gender

      • Maria Lugones
      Pages 13-33
    3. On Gender and Its ‘Otherwise’

      • Catherine Walsh
      Pages 34-47
    4. The Coloniality of Gender as a Radical Critique of Developmentalism

      • Rosalba Icaza, Rolando Vázquez
      Pages 62-73
  4. Globalization, Care, Economic Justice

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 143-143
    2. This Solidarity of Sisters

      • Rosalind P. Petchesky
      Pages 202-209
  5. Gender, Science, Ecology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 211-211

About this book

As Raewyn Connell states in her Foreword, 'this Handbook plunges us straight into some of the most disturbing and important issues of our time. Global injustice and violence; the nature of care and love; new forms of power and resistance; the politics of knowledge and the politics of sexuality; survival on an injured planet – all feature in the book'. Guided by Wendy Harcourt's experience of over 20 years in gender and development processes, this exciting and dynamic collection of essays presents a multifaceted dialogue that connects diverse feminist locations, generations and disciplines. The Handbook features feminist scholars and activists who have critically influenced feminist analyses, strategies and visions in gender and development discourse. The contributions encourage readers to go beyond mainstream development institutional discourse and look at how feminist practice and vision (whether in international relations, political ecology or social movements) shape development policy and studies.

Keywords

  • Gender
  • Development
  • Feminism
  • Decoloniality
  • Intersectionality
  • Political Ecology
  • Economic Alternatives
  • Power
  • Governance
  • Community
  • Livelihoods
  • Sexuality
  • Social Justice
  • Social Movements
  • development studies
  • feminism
  • gender
  • gender mainstreaming
  • women

Editors and Affiliations

  • International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, the Netherlands

    Wendy Harcourt

About the editor

Wendy Harcourt is Associate Professor in Critical Development and Feminist Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) of Erasmus University, The Netherlands. She joined the ISS in 2011 after 20 years working at the Society for International Development as Editor of the journal Development and Director of Programmes. She has edited 10 books including her monograph Body Politics in Development: Critical Debates in Gender and Development, winner of the 2010 Feminist Women Studies Association Book Prize. Harcourt is also editor of the Palgrave Series Gender, Development and Social Change.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Development

  • Book Subtitle: Critical Engagements in Feminist Theory and Practice

  • Editors: Wendy Harcourt

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-137-38273-3

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan London

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-137-38272-6

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-349-57697-5

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-137-38273-3

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXVII, 660

  • Topics: Development Studies, Gender Studies, Feminism and Feminist Theory, Human Rights

Buying options

eBook USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-1-137-38273-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)