Theoretical Perspectives on Gender and Development demystifies the theory of gender and development and shows how it plays an important role in everyday life. It explores the evolution of gender and development theory, introduces competing theoretical frameworks, and examines new and emerging debates. The focus is on the implications of theory for policy and practice, and the need to theorize gender and development to create a more egalitarian society.
This book is intended for classroom and workshop use in the fields of development studies, development theory, gender and development, and women's studies. Its clear and straightforward prose will be appreciated by undergraduate and seasoned professional, alike. Classroom exercises, study questions, activities, and case studies are included. It is designed for use in both formal and nonformal educational settings.
Jane L. Parpart is a professor of history, women's studies, and international development studies, and coordinator of International Development Studies at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. Professor Parpart is the author of Labour and Capital on the African Copperbelt and coeditor of a number of books on women, development, and Africa. She has edited a collection with Marianne Marchand entitled Feminism/Postmodernism/Development and is involved in research and teaching on gender and development theory as well as on the issue of gender and the construction of a middle-classid entity in Southern Africa.
M. Patricia Connelly is a professor in the Sociology Department and coordinator of the International Development Studies Program at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Canada. Professor Connelly is the author of Last Hired, First Fired: Women and the Canadian Work Force, coauthor of Women and the Labour Force, and coeditor of Feminism in Action: Studies in Political Economy. Her current research is in the area of social policy, economic restructuring, and gender.
V. Eudine Barriteau is a lecturer and head of the Centre for Gender and Development Studies at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. She has extensive experience in research, administration, and coordination of regional projects in the Caribbean and is currently writing on gender and development planning in post-colonial Caribbean, as well as on gender and economic relations.