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Gender and Development

2nd Edition

By Janet Henshall Momsen


288 pages

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Since the Classic Women and Development in the Third World was published over a decade ago, a new awareness of the importance of gender roles in development has grown. Gender and Development provides an introduction to the topic that is based on the author's wide field experience. Topical and up-to-date information and analysis are used throughout. This accessible textbook contains a wealth of student-friendly features, including boxed case-studies drawn from around the world, encompassing the transition countries of Eastern and Central Europe and the Central Asian Republics, as well as Latin America and Asia. There are also chapter learning objectives, discussion questions, annotated guides to further reading and websites, and numerous maps and photographs.


"This is the most useful and comprehensive volume to have been published in the field of gender and development. The intellectual rigour combined with accessibility and engagement makes it a critical read for students, researchers, academics and policy makers. Indeed anyone who wishes to gain an in-depth yet wide ranging understanding of key contemporary global issues within the gender and development arena should read this book."

—Suzanne M Clisby, University of Hull, UK

"Gender and Development in an unrivalled introductory text which clearly outlines how and why women’s and men’s experiences of development processes vary over time and space. Janet Momsen draws together theoretical material, case studies and analyses of policy in a highly effective and accessible manner drawing on her considerable experience in the field."

—Katie Willis, Royal Holloway, UK

"To fully appreciate what gender and development is all about and to be abreast of the theoretical approaches and methods, read this book. Janet Momsen has fulfilled the need for a clear-sighted jargon-free text on the subject that is accessible by students as well as the practitioners involved with gender and development regardless of their discipline, organisation or profession."

—Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt, Fellow, College of Asia & the Pacific, The Australian National University, Australia

"…a timely and useful research and teaching tool"

—Sharon Ladenson, Michigan State University, USA

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Gender is a development issue 2. The sex ratio 3. Reproduction 4. Gender, health and violence 5. Gender and environment 6. Gender in rural areas 7. Gender and urbanization 8. Globalization and changing patterns of economic activity 9. How far have we come?

About the Author

Janet Henshall Momsen is Professor of Geography at the University of California at Davis.

About the Series

Routledge Perspectives on Development

Routledge Perspectives on Development provides an invaluable, up to date and refreshing approach to key development issues for academics and students working in the field of development, in disciplines such as anthropology, economics, geography, international relations, politics and sociology.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies