Power, Gender, and Social Change in Africa
Gender plays a hugely significant and too often under-considered role in predicting how accessible resources such as education, wage-based employment, physical and mental health care, adequate nutrition and housing will be to an individual or community.
According to a 2001 World Bank report titled Engendering DevelopmentThrough Gender Equality in Rights, Resources, and Voice, enormous disparities exist between men and women in terms of basic rights and the power to determine the future, both in Africa and around the globe. A better understanding of the links between gender, public policy and development outcomes would allow for more effective policy formulation and implementation at many levels. This book, through its discussion of the challenges, achievements and lessons learned in efforts to attain gender equality, sheds light on these important issues.
The book contains chapters from an interdisciplinary group of scholars, including sociologists, economists, political scientists, scholars of law, anthropologists, historians and others. The work includes analysis of strategic gender initiatives, case studies, research, and policies as well as conceptual and theoretical pieces.
With its format of ideas, resources and recorded experiences as well as theoretical models and best practices, the book is an important contribution to academic and political discourse on the intricate links between gender, power, and social change in Africa and around the world.
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Margaret Grieco Margaret Grieco ( University of Oxford , D . Phil . Sociology ) is a
Professor of Transport and Society at Napier University and a Visiting Professor
at the Institute for African Development , Cornell . She was a staff member of the ...
continuing contribution to the debates in these fields , including her highly
acclaimed volumes Negotiating Power and Privilege : Igbo Career Women in
Contemporary Nigeria ( Okeke - lhejirika , Ohio University Press , 2004 ) ;
University of Zambia as a Lecturer in Law in 1971 . He later became Professor of
Law and served as Dean of the University of Zambia School of Law . In 1984 -
1985 he was Visiting Professor at Cornell University . In 1986 he joined the
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