Feminist Futures: Reimagining Women, Culture and Development

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Kum-Kum Bhavnani, John Foran, Priya A. Kurian, Debashish Munshi
Zed Books Ltd., Oct 15, 2016 - Social Science - 528 pages

Straddling disciplines and continents, Feminist Futures interweaves scholarship and social activism to explore the evolving position of women in the South.

Working at the intersection of cultural studies, critical development studies and feminist theory, the book's contributors articulate a radical and innovative framework for understanding the linkages between women, culture and development, applying it to issues ranging from sexuality and the gendered body to the environment, technology and the cultural politics of representation.

This revised and updated edition brings together leading academics, as well as a new generation of activists and scholars, to provide a fresh perspective on the ways in which women in the South are transforming our understanding of development.


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a case study of Kenya
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gender risk and mobility in the new Indian economy
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Postscript A conversation about the future of women culture and development

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Kum-Kum Bhavnani is professor of sociology, global studies and feminist studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

John Foran is professor of sociology and environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Priya A. Kurian is professor of political science and public policy at the University of Waikato.

Debashish Munshi is professor of management communication at the University of Waikato.

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