1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Development

Edited By Anne Coles, Leslie Gray, Janet Momsen Copyright 2015
    618 Pages
    by Routledge

    618 Pages 12 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Development provides a comprehensive statement and reference point for gender and development policy making and practice in an international and multi-disciplinary context. Specifically, it provides critical reviews and appraisals of the current state of gender and development and considers future trends. It includes theoretical and practical approaches as well as empirical studies. The international reach and scope of the Handbook and the contributors’ experiences allow engagement with and reflection upon these bridging and linking themes, as well as the examining the politics and policy of how we think about and practice gender and development.

    Organized into eight inter-related sections, the Handbook contains over 50 contributions from leading scholars, looking at conceptual and theoretical approaches, environmental resources, poverty and families, women and health related services, migration and mobility, the effect of civil and international conflict, and international economies and development. This Handbook provides a wealth of interdisciplinary information and will appeal to students and practitioners in Geography, Development Studies, Gender Studies and related disciplines.

    Introduction. Part I: The making of the field- concepts and case studies.  Part II: Environmental resources- production and protection. Part III: Population- poverty and patriarchy.  Part IV: Health and services- survival and society.  Part V: Mobilities- services and spaces.  Part VI: Conflict and post-conflict- victims or victors? Part VII: Economics- empowerment and enrichment.  Part VIII: Development organizations- people and institutions


    Anne Coles is a Research Associate at the International Gender Studies Centre, Oxford University, UK. She was previously a senior social development adviser in Britain’s Department for International Development and has chaired two development NGOs. Her research interests include migration, people’s responses to harsh environments, and public health. Recent publications include Gender, Water and Development, Gender and Family among Transnational Professionals (as co-editor and contributor), and Windtower (2007, reprinted 2009).

    Leslie Gray is a geographer and Executive Director of the Environmental Studies Institute at Santa Clara University, USA. Her current research considers agrarian and environmental change in Burkina Faso and food justice in California. She has published articles on environmental policy, land degradation, and women’s access to resources in Burkina Faso and Sudan. This research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Fulbright/IIE and the Social Science Research Council.

    Janet Momsen has taught at universities in the UK, Canada, Brazil, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Singapore, and the USA. She is Emerita Professor of Geography at the University of California, Davis, USA and was a Board member of AWID. She is currently a Senior Research Associate in the Oxford University Centre for the Environment, a Research Associate in the International Gender Studies Centre at Oxford University, and a Trustee of the development NGO, INTRAC. She has published over 170 articles in refereed journals and chapters in books and authored or edited 18 books.

    "The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Development is a comprehensive - and excellent - addition to contemporary scholarship in the field of gender and development (GAD). It provides a substantial compendium of individual articles gathered into eight thematic chapters, and covering a broad range of substantive, theoretical and conceptual issues pertaining to gender analyses of development in global contexts. The editors, themselves very experienced academics and authors in this area, have gathered together valuable contributions from both well-known scholars and from newer voices from all over the world to compile this collection."Gender & Development, Suzanne Clisby, University of Hull, UK