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
"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