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Feminist Futures: Re-imagining Women, Culture and Development

Price : $24.75
ISBN # : 9788189013615
Author : Kum-Kum Bhavnani, John Foran & Priya Kurian (Eds.)
pages: 328
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Zubaan Books
Published : 2012

Globalization and the failure of development have led to the feminization of poverty, environmental degradation, and an uncertain future for global peace and security. Development studies has reached an impasse, both in its theoretical paradigms and its practical prescriptions. Too economistic, too little focused on the daily lives of women, and devoid of vision, the field needs a radical imaginative overhaul. The contributors to this book, who work at the intersection of cultural studies, feminist studies, and critical development studies, articulate a new theoretical framework that they call Women, Culture and Development. They apply it to a range of issues and, through a series of shorter think pieces, present their ideas for the future.



Author Bio: Kum-Kum Bhavnani and John Foran are professors of sociology at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Priya Kurian is senior lecturer in political science and public policy at the University of Waikato, New Zealand.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Wednesday 31 October, 2012.
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