Assesses the impact that feminist criticism has had on development studies and the global economy.
With Cold War politics lost as the organizing principle behind international politics, development has become the most import policy goal of every international organization. There is an underside (and a human side) to development, and feminism has made inroads into the highly technical debates and frothy prophecies by examining what the future really holds for the people who will live it. This book highlights the ways in which feminist analysis has contributed to a richer understanding of international development and globalization. By combining theoretical, empirical, and political perspectives and discussing cutting-edge debates around development, globalization, economic restructuring, and feminist economics, Gender, Development and Globalization presents the ultimate primer on global feminist economics.
Table of Contents
On Development, Gender, and Economics 1 (30)
The Study of Women and Gender in Economics: 31 (32)
Markets, Globalization, and Gender 63 (28)
Global/Local Connections: Employment 91 (40)
Patterns, Gender, and Informalization
Paid and Unpaid Labor: Meanings and Debates 131(30)
Development as if All People Mattered 161(10)