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Shifting Burdens: Gender and Agrarian Change under Neoliberalism



Edited volume by Shahra Razavi.

Over the past ten years policy shifts in rural development across the globe have reduced the role of government and switched costs of services to the rural poor themselves. But what are the gender effects of this change? The regionally diverse case studies in this book provide an empirically grounded account of these changes, and allow a critical assessment of explicit and implicit premises in ‘gender and development’ orthodoxy. The contributors unravel the ways in which economic and social structures, institutions, and policy outcomes are mediated by gender as a social relationship, and consider the degree to which a “diversified livelihoods strategy”, touted as the means by which rural families are struggling to improve their standard of living, accurately describes what is taking place on the ground. For students and researchers in gender and development, and rural development in general.
  • Publication and ordering details
  • Pub. Date: 1 May 2002
    Pub. Place: Bloomfield
    ISBN: 1 56549 143 2
    Type: Paperback
    From: Kumarian Press