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Global Perspectives on Gender Equality: Reversing the Gaze



The Nordic countries have long been seen as pioneers in promoting gender equality. The book, edited by Naila Kabeer and Agneta Stark with Edda Magnus, brings together scholars from the global South and post-socialist economies to reflect on Nordic approaches to gender equality. The contributors to the book seek to explore from a comparative perspective the vision, values, policies, mechanisms, coalitions of interests and political processes that help to explain Nordic achievements on gender equality. While some contributors explore the Nordic experience through the prism of their own realities, others explore their own realities through the Nordic prism. By cutting across normal geographical boundaries, disciplinary boundaries and the boundaries between theory and policy, this book will be of interest to all readers with an interest in furthering gender equality.

Contents
1- Introduction: Reversing the Gaze, N. Kabeer, E. Magnus and A. Stark
2- The Transition to Mass Literacy: Comparative Insights from Sweden and Pakistan, H. Gazdar
3- Gender and the Family in Public Policy: A Comparative View of Argentina and Sweden, E. Jelin
4- Maternalist Politics in Norway and the Islamic Republic of Iran, S. Razavi
5- Challenging the Male Norm of Employment: Evidence from Sweden, Norway, and Hungary, B. Nagy
6- Sexual Politics and Social Policy: Swedish Policy Reviewed, R. Subrahmanian
7- "Women Are Like Boats": Discourse, Policy, and Collective Action in Sweden and India,S. Arora-Jonsson
8- Quotas and Interest Representation: South Africa and Sweden in Comparative Perspective, S. Hassim
9- What's in That Little Book? Gender Statistics and the Nordic Road Map Toward Evidence-Based Policies in Africa, B. Akanji
10- Institutionalising Equality: Putting Gender Issues at the Centre in Mexico and Sweden, F. Cos-Montiel
11- Don't Disturb the Men: A Viable Gender-Equality Strategy?, A. Stark
12- Passion, Pragmatism, and the Politics of Advocacy: The Nordic Experience Through a "Gender and Development" Lens, N. Kabeer

Sample chapters available using the links to the right of the page.
  • Publication and ordering details
  • Pub. Date: 24 Dec 2007
    Pub. Place: Oxford
    ISBN: 978-0-415-96349-7
    Type: Hardback
    From: Routledge