Harvesting Feminist Knowledge for Public Policy
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Harvesting Feminist Knowledge for Public Policy

Rebuilding Progress

  • Devaki Jain - Founder and former Director, Institute of Social Studies Trust, New Delhi, India
  • Diane Elson - University of Essex, UK


© 2012 | 396 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Harvesting Feminist Knowledge for Public Policy brings together 14 essays by feminist thinkers from different parts of the world, reflecting on the flaws in the current patterns of development and arguing for political, economic, and social changes to promote equality and sustainability.

The essays are written in the context of the "triple crises" of food, fuel, and finance, and the underlying deep-seated problems of growing inequality, squeeze on time to provide unpaid care to family and friends, and environmentally unsustainable patterns of economic growth.

The contributors argue that the very approach being taken to understand and measure progress, and plan for and evaluate development, needs rethinking in ways that draw on the experiences and knowledge of women. These influential feminist thinkers, activists, and academics have drawn upon their vast experience to identify new understandings, emerging issues and an asset of recommendations that help address the key issues of today.

All the essays, in diverse ways, offer proposals for alternative ideas to address the limitations and contradictions of currently dominant theories and practices in development, and move towards the creation of a socially just and egalitarian world.
Navi Pillay
Foreword
Winnie Byanyima and Rawwida Baksh
Preface
Acknowledgments
Devaki Jain and Diane Elson
Introduction
Economics for a Post-crisis World: Putting Social Justice First Diane Elson
"Rebooting" is Not an Option: Toward Equitable Social and Economic Development Stephanie Seguino
Questioning Economic Success through the Lens of Hunger Devaki Jain
Globalization, Labor, and Women's Work: Critical Challenges for a Post-Neoliberal World Lourdes Benería
Removing the Cloak of Invisibility: Integrating Unpaid Household Services in the Philippines' Economic Accounts Solita Collas-Monsod
Poor Women Organizing for Economic Justice Renana Jhabvala
Gender Dimensions of the World of Work in a Globalized Economy? ? Naoko Otobe
Gender, Global Crises, and Climate Change Itzá Castañeda and Sarah Gammage
The Cost of the Commoditization of Food and Water for Women Yassine Fall
Modernity, Technology, and the Progress of Women in Japan: Problems and Prospects Hiroko Hara
Equity in Post-crisis China: A Feminist Political Economy Perspective Lanyan Chen
Cuban Development Alternatives to Market-driven Economies: A Gendered Case Study on Women's Employment Marta Núñez Sarmiento
Challenges for African Feminism in the Contemporary Moment Patricia McFadden
"Progressive Masculinities": Oxymoron or Achievable? Jael Silliman
Index

The book provides a vivid account of the macro-level gender perspective under the neo-liberalised economic regime, and brings forth the inherent contradictions within the development process and listed priorities.

The Tribune

The volume has much to offer in terms of feminist knowledge to macro policy spaces and rethinking, consequent to economic crises…the papers are analytically strong and backed by evidence.

The Hindu

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ISBN: 9788132107415
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