Women and the Economy A Reader

Author: Ellen Mutari
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317451880
Format: PDF
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This reader is designed for use as a primary or supplementary text for courses on women's role in the economy. Both interdisciplinary and heterodox in its approach, it showcases feminist economic analyses that utilize insights from institutionalism as well as neoclassical economics. Including both classic and newer selections from a broad range of areas, each section includes an introduction with background material, as well as discussion questions, exercises, and lists of key terms an further readings.

Women and the Environment

Author: Sally Sontheimer
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 9781853831119
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Increasingly, over the last 20 years, women in poor developing countries have had to cope with growing ecological stress. Food, fodder, wood and water, previously in adequate supply have become scarce, and women have also been deprived of traditional access to cultivable land. Those who left the countryside for the cities now face terrible pollution, miserable housing and poor sanitation and water supplies. This reader tells the rarely told story of women living and coping in these dreadful conditions. It is a book of hope because it shows them to be not passive victims but courageous fighters and organizers in the fact of natural disaster, uncaring bureaucracy, agencies and governments whose priorities lie elsewhere, and traditional structures inimical to their needs. The women and their oganizations described here have produced demonstrably effective approaches for more sustainable uses of their resources and environments, challenging conventional accounts of their roles.

Urban Women in Contemporary India

Author: Rehana Ghadially
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761935207
Format: PDF, ePub
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Reminding us that the road to the complete empowerment of women in India is a long one, this book focuses on the globalization experiences of women from the Indian urban middle class. It covers reconstructing gender, violence, media, neo-liberal globalization, information and communication technologies, and politics.

The Women Gender and Development Reader

Author: Nalini Visvanathan
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1780321384
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Women, Gender and Development Reader II is the definitive volume of literature dedicated to women in the development process. Now in a fully revised second edition, the editors expertly present the impacts of social, political and economic change by reviewing such topical issues as migration, persistent structural discrimination, the global recession, and climate change. Approached from a multidisciplinary perspective, the theoretical debates are vividly illustrated by an array of global case studies. This now classic book, has been designed as a comprehensive reader, presenting the best of the now vast body of literature. The book is divided into five parts, incorporating readings from the leading experts and authorities in each field. The result is a unique and extensive discussion, a guide to the evolution of the field, and a vital point of reference for those studying or with a keen interest in women in the development process.

Reader s Guide to Women s Studies

Author: Eleanor Amico
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135314039
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Reader's Guide to Women's Studies is a searching and analytical description of the most prominent and influential works written in the now universal field of women's studies. Some 200 scholars have contributed to the project which adopts a multi-layered approach allowing for comprehensive treatment of its subject matter. Entries range from very broad themes such as "Health: General Works" to entries on specific individuals or more focused topics such as "Doctors."

Companion Reader on Violence Against Women

Author: Claire M. Renzetti
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452236186
Format: PDF
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Designed to advance knowledge about violence against women and to serve as an inspiration to those studying or working in the field, this companion reader's 20 original articles focus first on theoretical and methodological issues, then on types of violence against women, and finally on prevention and direct intervention. Readers will find a wide range of articles that draw attention to the global dimensions of violence against women and the importance of taking into account political, economic, and cultural differences across diverse groups of people. While the book's articles are designed as companion pieces to the chapters in the Second Edition of the Sourcebook, this reader may also be used as a stand-alone text by those researching specific topics, such as diversity issues, conducting trainings, or teaching advanced courses, such as international social work.

Materialist Feminism

Author: Rosemary Hennessy
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415916332
Format: PDF, Mobi
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During the 1980s, capitalism triumphantly secured its global reach, anti-communist ideologies hammered home socialism's inherent failure, the New Left increasingly moved into the professional middle class--and many of feminism's earlier priorities were marginalized. "Identity politics", often formulated in terms of social reconstructionism or multiculturalism, has increasingly suppressed materialist feminism's systematic perspective, replacing it with discourse analysis or cultural politics. Materialist Feminism: A Reader argues against the retreat to multiculturalism for keeping invisible the material links among the explosion of meaning-making practices in highly industrialized social sectors, the exploitation of women's labor, and the appropriation of women's bodies that continues to undergird the scramble for profits and state power in multinational capitalism.

The Reader s Companion to U S Women s History

Author: Wilma Pearl Mankiller
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618001828
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Covers issues and events in women's history that were previously unpublished, misplaced, or forgotten, and provides new perspectives on each event

Caught in the crisis

Author: Teresa L. Amott
Publisher: Monthly Review Pr
ISBN:
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From reviews of the first edition (1993): "Fills a glaring gap in the available literature on the subject of women and the economy . . . in a form understandable to the general reader." --National Women's Studies Association Journal "A remarkably accessible primer." --Women's Review of Books "Very readable. . . . Many clear statistical tables and graphs." --Choice Women have entered the job market in increasing numbers since the 1960s. But as Theresa Amott shows, there is still vast gender inequality in income, wealth, and occupational distribution. Women, Amott explains, face gender discrimination by employers, the juggling of parental and household responsibilities, and an unreliable economy. In a short survey, ranging from managerial and professional positions to clerical and manufacturing work, and across such policy issues as health care, welfare, and child care, Caught in the Crisisdemonstrates that women have carried a heavy economic burden in recent decades. In a concluding chapter, Amott assesses the kinds of organizing efforts that may help transform the family, economy, and state, leading to more equitable relations. This edition of Caught in the Crisisbrings a highly informative work up to date with fresh data and new insights.

The Gender sexuality Reader

Author: Roger N. Lancaster
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415910057
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A sophisticated survey of the best recent work on bodies and desires across cultures and through time, this collection of essays shows how gender, sexuality, and power are historically connected and practically intertwined. Contributors include Susan Bordo, Judith Butler, Jane Collier, John D'Emilio, Michelle Rosaldo, and others. 28 illustrations.