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A History of Development Through a Gender Prism: Feminist and Decolonial Perspectives

Christine Verschuur

Chapter 1 in Under Development: Gender, 2014, pp 17-41 from Palgrave Macmillan

Abstract: Abstract The idea that women too have a genuine place in the history of the globalisation of capitalism — or, under its guise, the history of “development”, as it has been termed since the end of the Second World War — has gradually become obvious. Since the 1980s, gender issues have increasingly become an integral part of development organisation’s policy and programme priorities. Many states, as well, have adopted gender equality policies. All but four of the UN’s member states (189 of 193) have ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Although a field of studies in “gender and development” has progressively been constructed, theorists of development have been hesitant to recognise the heuristic value of the concept of gender. This chapter examines how the concept of gender contributes to revisiting development studies.

Keywords: Social Movement; Capitalist Economy; International Labour Organisation; Feminist Movement; International Division (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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DOI: 10.1057/9781137356826_2

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