© 2014

Under Development: Gender

  • Christine Verschuur
  • Isabelle Guérin
  • Hélène Guétat-Bernard

Part of the Gender, Development and Social Change book series (GDSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction: Gender, a Necessary Tool of Analysis for Social Change

    1. Isabelle Guérin, Hélène Guétat-Bernard, Christine Verschuur
      Pages 1-13
  3. Disciplines

  4. Specific Issues

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 317-325

About this book


Despite various decades of research and claim-making by feminist scholars and movements, gender remains an overlooked area in development studies. Looking at key issues in development studies through the prisms of gender and feminism, the authors demonstrate that gender is an indispensable tool for social change.


Gender feminisms development globalisation capitalism inequalities intersectionality social reproduction social justice solidarity economy development economics development studies gender globalization women

Editors and affiliations

  • Christine Verschuur
    • 1
  • Isabelle Guérin
    • 2
  • Hélène Guétat-Bernard
    • 3
  1. 1.Graduate Institute of International and Development StudiesSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institute of Research for Development (CESSMA)Université Paris DiderotFrance
  3. 3.National School of Agronomic Education (ENFA)France

About the editors

Agnès Adjambago, Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France Sonia E. Alvarez, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA Lourdes Beneria, Cornell University, USA Blandine Destremau, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France Christine Catarino, independent scholar Jules Falquet, Université Paris Diderot, France Isabel Cristina Jaramillo, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia Bruno Lautier, University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne, France Thérèse Locoh, French National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED), France Miriam Nobre, Women International and University of São-Paulo, Brazil Olasunbo Odebode, UNICEF Abuja, Nigeria Laura Oso, University of La Coruña, Spain Elisabeth Prügl, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Switzerland Fenneke Reysoo, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Switzerland Irene van Staveren, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Bibliographic information


“Under Development: Gender is … clearly about concepts and viewpoints that influence our thinking on gender and development. … provide a history of feminist thought on development, summarising and analysing a body of literature very valuable to both old and new generations of those concerned with development issues and intentions. … provides a valuable set of signposts for those engaged in development work, of which we should all take notice, whether we are academics and researchers or practitioners, or both.” (Ines Smyth, Gender & Development, Vol. 23 (3), November, 2015)