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Engendering Wealth And Well-being

Empowerment For Global Change, 1st Edition

By Rae Lesser Blumberg, Cathy Rakowski, Irene Tinker, Michael Monteon


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The new international division of labor and the imposition of structural adjustment on Third World countries has necessitated a reexamination of development policies and a reevaluation of the role of gender in their success or failure. Although women often bear the heaviest burden under structural adjustment, there is also considerable evidence of

Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE Introduction: Engendering Wealth and Well-Being in an Era of Economic Transformation, PART ONE AN OVERVIEW OF GENDER AND ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION, CHAPTER TWO Gender Dynamics of Restructuring in the Semi periphery, CHAPTER THREE Gender and Economic Crises in Latin America: Reflections on the Great Depression and the Debt Crisis, PART TWO ENGENDERING WEALTH, ENGENDERING SURVIVAL, CHAPTER FOUR Trade, Gender, and Poverty in the Nairobi Area: Women's Strategies for Survival and Independence in the 1980s, CHAPTER FIVE Gender Implications of Export-Led Industrialization in the Caribbean Basin, CHAPTER SIX Engendered Production in Rural Taiwan: Ideological Bonding of the Public and Private, CHAPTER SEVEN Macroeconomic Policies and Gender Relations: The Study of Farming Households in Two Turkish Villages, PART THREE ENGENDERING WELL-BEING, CHAPTER EIGHT Father's Money, Mother's Money, and Parental Commitment: Guatemala and Nicaragua, CHAPTER NINE Gender and Health in Nigerian Structural Adjustment: Locating Room to Maneuver, CHAPTER TEN Gender Relations in Urban Middle-Class and Working-Class Households in Mexico, PART FOUR PATHS TO POWER AND POLICY, CHAPTER ELEVEN Gender, Environment, and Empowerment in Venezuela, CHAPTER TWELVE Gender and Environments: Lessons from WEDNET, CHAPTER THIRTEEN Beyond Economics: Sheltering the Whole Woman, CHAPTER FOURTEEN Conclusion: Engendering Wealth and Well-Being-Lessons Learned

About the Authors

Rae Lesser Blumberg is professor of sociology at the University of California at San Diego, where Michael Monteon is associate professor of history. Cathy A. Rakowski is assistant professor of agricultural economics and rural sociology at Ohio State University. Irene Tinker is professor of city and regional planning at the University of California at Berkeley.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General