Gender Power And Knowledge For Development

Gender  Power and Knowledge for Development
Publisher Routledge
Release Date
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 270
ISBN 9781317812234
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Knowledge-for-development is under-theorised and under-researched within development studies, but as a set of policy objectives it is thriving within development practice. Donors and other agencies are striving to improve the flow of information within and between decision-makers and so-called ‘poor and marginalized groups’ in order to promote economic and social development, including the empowerment of women. Gender, Power and Knowledge for Development questions the assumptions and practice of the knowledge-for-development industry. Using a qualitative, multi-site ethnographical study of a Northern-based gender information service and its ‘beneficiaries’ in India, the book queries the utility of the knowledge paradigm itself and the underlying assumption that a knowledge deficit exists in the Global South. It questions the value of practices designed to address this presumed deficit that seek to increase information without addressing the specific problems of the knowledge systems being targeted for support. After reviewing the evidence, the book recommends that international organisations, governments and practitioners move away from the belief that information intermediaries can employ progressive correctives to ‘tinker at the edges’ and thus resolve the shortcomings of on-going attempts to use knowledge alone as a driver of development. Gender, Power and Knowledge for Development will be of great interest to researchers, students in development studies, gender studies, and communication studies as well as INGOs, donor agencies and groups engaged in information for development (i4D), ICT for development (ICT4D), Tech4Dev, knowledge mobilization and knowledge-for-development (K4D).

Gender  Power and Knowledge for Development
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-12-08

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  • Author : Patricia Stamp,International Development Research Centre (Canada)
  • Publisher : IDRC
  • Release Date : 1989-01

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  • Release Date : 2000

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  • Release Date : 2018-10-24

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  • Author : Melissa Leach
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-07-30

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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-05-16

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  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-12-21

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  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-11-22

This book has an Open Access chapter. Throughout the volume, expert practitioners situate their real-world experiences in the broader intersectional framework employed by their academic colleagues, offering policy makers, students, scholars, practitioners, and activists concrete examples of how and why gender is central to development

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  • Author : María Bustelo,Lucy Ferguson,Maxime Forest
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-05-10

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The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Development
  • Author : Wendy Harcourt
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-04-29

With original and engaging contributions, this Handbook confirms feminist scholarship in development studies as a vibrant research field. It reveals the diverse ways that feminist theory and practice inform and shape gender analysis and development policies, bridging generations of feminists from different institutions, disciplines and regions.

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1994

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  • Author : Mariz Tadros
  • Publisher : Zed Books Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2014-05-08

Women the world over are being prevented from engaging in politics. Women’s political leadership of any sort is a rarity and a career in politics rarer still. We have, however, begun to understand what it takes to create an enabling environment for women’s political participation. In this exciting

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  • Author : Soheir A. Morsy
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1978

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  • Publisher : Intrac
  • Release Date : 2002

Knowledge, Power and Development Agendas explores how southern NGOs can have more of a voice in determining the work they actually do, and how they can get more of their ideas on to the international development agenda. It reports recommendations for overcoming, challenging or bypassing information loops on funding, ideas

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Men s Health and Illness
  • Author : Donald Sabo,David F. Gordon
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 1995-08-30

A multidisciplinary, international approach is taken in this volume which contextualizes men's health issues within the broader theoretical framework of men's studies. The contributors argue that gender is a key factor for understanding the patterns of men's health risks, the ways men perceive and use their bodies and men's psychological

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