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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... against soldiers in genocidal and civil wars , and today against oil companies
and other forms of globalizing capitalism . Various nationalist forces may
construct women as “ mothers of the nation , ” but that construction doesn ' t
negate the ...
It is more inclusive than other forms of feminist ideologies and is largely a product
of polarizations and conflicts that represent some of the worst and chronic forms
of human suffering . . . It can be argued that this type of feminism has the ...
4 Joan Vincent has argued that it is “ historically inaccurate to regard the
discipline simply as a form of colonial ideology ... Throughout the remainder of
this essay , I use the acronym FGMFC to refer to the collection of practices that
are forms of ...
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