Engendering Development demonstrates how gender is a form of inequality that is used to generate global capitalist development. It charts the histories of gender, race, class, sexuality and nationality as categories of inequality under imperialism, which continue to support the accumulation of capital in the global economy today.
The textbook draws on feminist and critical development scholarship to provide insightful ways of understanding and critiquing capitalist economic trajectories by focusing on the way development is enacted and protested by men and women. It incorporates analyses of the lived experiences in the Global North and South in place-specific ways. Taking a broad perspective on development, Engendering Development draws on textured case studies from the authors’ research and the work of geographers and feminist scholars. The cases demonstrate how gendered, raced and classed subjects have been enrolled in global capitalism, and how individuals and communities resist, embrace and rework development efforts. This textbook starts from an understanding of development as global capitalism that perpetuates and benefits from gendered, raced and classed hierarchies.
The book will prove to be useful to advanced undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in courses on development through its the critical approach to development conveyed with straightforward arguments, detailed case studies, accessible writing and a problem-solving approach based in lived experiences.
Part I Understanding Development and Inequality
1. Understanding Development and Inequality
2. Engendering Development
3. The Business of International Development
Part II Processes in Development
4. Development as Dispossession
5. Labor, Migration and Capital Accumulation
6. Work, Mobility and Uneven Development
Part III Moments in Development
7. Health and Population
8. Gender and Development Technologies
9. Disaster Assistance and Development
10. Alternative Development and Decolonization