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.
Table of Contents
- Introduction to handbook of gender and development
- Introduction to part I
- Men, masculinities and development
- Gender mainstreaming: changing the course of development?
- Gender and postcolonialism
- Gender and religion: gender-critical turns and other turns in post-religious and post-secular feminisms
- Feminist political ecology
- Navigating gender and development
- Introduction to part II
- Changing access to land by women in sub-Saharan Africa
- Gender, agrarian reforms and land rights
- Exploring gendered rural spaces of agrobiodiversity management – a case study from Kerala, South India
- Gender relations in biodiversity conservation and management
- Gendered dimensions of indigenous fire knowledge retention and revival
- Gender and livestock in developing nations
- Fisheries and aquaculture need a gender counter-revolution
- Gender in and gender and mining: feminist approaches
- Just picking up stones: gender and technology in a small-scale gold mining site
- Introduction to part III
- Gender and poverty in the global south
- At home in the city? Gender and urban poverty
- Caribbean kinship research: from pathology to structure to negotiated family processes
- Gender, development, children and young people
- Serving the transnational surrogate market as a development strategy?
- Introduction to part IV
- Gender and health
- Rethinking community and participation in water governance
- Gender equality and developing world toilet provision
- Gender, pollution, waste and waste management
- Introduction to part V
- Transnational domestic work and the politics of development
- Care, women and migration in the Global South
- Gender, post-trafficking and citizenship in Nepal
- Female sex trafficking: gendered vulnerability
- Tourism and cultural landscapes of gender in developing countries
- Impact of ICTs on Muslim women
- Gendered costs to the "left behind": a challenge to the migration and development nexus
- Women and public spaces in rural China
- The influence of gender and ethnicity in the creation of social space amongst women in rural Sri Lanka
- Introduction to part VI
- La Ruta, the Pacific way: women for a negotiated solution to armed conflict
- Gender and post conflict rehabilitation
- Women, camps, and "bare life"
- Researching sexual violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo: methodologies, ethics, and the production of knowledge in an African warscape
- Introduction to part VII
- Crisis of capital accumulation and global restructuring of social reproduction: a conceptual note
- Women producers, collective enterprise and Fair Trade
- The entrepreneurial landscape for African women: sectors and characteristics from micro-enterprises to large businesses
- Gendering entrepreneurship in Romania: survival in a post-community borderland
- Gender empowerment and microcredit in Bangladesh
- Women, micro-credit programs and repayment challenges: the Sri Lankan experience
- Introduction to part VIII
- Promoting gender equality in the changing global landscape on international development cooperation
- Gender equality, women's empowerment and the UN: what is it all about?
- Building gender into vulnerability analysis: an example using the ‘crunch’ model
- Development people: How does gender matter?
- Engendering understandings of faith-based organizations: intersections between religion and gender in development and humanitarian interventions
The making of the field- concepts and case studies
Jane L. Parpart
Environmental resources- production and protection
Land use and agricultural resources
Isabelle Kunze and Janet Momsen
Patricia L. Howard
Christine Eriksen and Don L. Hankins
Meryl J Williams
Hannelore Verbrugge and Steven Van Wolputte
Population- poverty and patriarchy
Jo Boyden, Gina Crivello and Virginia Morrow
Carolin Schurr and Bettina Fredrich
Health and services- survival and society
Mobilities- services and spaces
Brenda S.A. Yeoh, Shirlena Huang and Yi’En Cheng
Eleonore Kofman and Parvati Raghuram
Janet G. Townsend, Nina Laurie, Diane Richardson and Meena Poudel
Margaret B. Swain
Conflict and post-conflict- victims or victors?
Economics- empowerment and enrichment
Sally Smith, Elaine Jones and Carol Wills
Margareta Amy Lelea
Development organizations- people and institutions
Vu Minh Hai, Ines Smyth and Anne Coles
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