Women Gender And Development In The Caribbean

Author: Pat Ellis
Editor: Zed Books
ISBN: 9781856499330
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The Caribbean has undergone profound changes over the past generation, not least in the social position of women. This new volume by Pat Ellis, whose previous book, Women of the Caribbean, made a significant impact over a decade ago, looks back over what has been achieved in the past 20 years, and forward to the issues and challenges still facing Caribbean men and women as their mutual relations continue to evolve in the context of changing development policies, the increasing incidence of poverty, and a population deeply affected by migration and ageing.Pat Ellis, who has been in the forefront of research, education and policy advice in relation to women, provides a wealth of information on the changing position of women in the region. She identifies Caribbean women's concerns, problems, and needs. She documents the shift to a new stress on gender equity and gender equality. The more recent awareness of the specific problems faced by Caribbean men is also discussed. And throughout, she describes concrete advocacy, research, education and training, and legal reform programmes set up in order to transform gender relations. The result is an agenda-setting volume which will be invaluable for gender programmes and policymaking in the coming years.

Gender In Caribbean Development

Author: University of the West Indies (Saint Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago). Women and Development Studies Project. Seminar
Editor: Canoe Press
ISBN: 9789768125552
Size: 19,70 MB
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Gender Equality In The Caribbean

Author: Gemma Tang Nain
Editor: Ian Randle Publishers
ISBN: 9766371660
Size: 14,60 MB
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Gendered Realities

Author: Patricia Mohammed
Editor: University of West Indies Press
ISBN: 9789766401122
Size: 17,72 MB
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This reader presents an understanding of Caribbean feminist scholarship. The essays deal with diverse topics including the role of women in Caribbean art; the development of "women's history" and "gendered history"; the representation of masculinity in Caribbean feminist thought; and more.

Women Change In The Caribbean

Author: Janet Henshall Momsen
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253338969
Size: 20,26 MB
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"Very useful collection includes 19 articles. For anthropological contributions see Abraham-Van der Mark on mating patterns of Sephardic elite of Curaðcao; Berleant-Schiller and Maurer on women's roles in Barbuda and Dominica; Besson on the reputation and respectability argument; McKay on women and tourism in Negril; Olwig on Nevisian women and migration; and Yelvington on gender and ethnicity in a Trinidadian factory"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

The Other Half Of Gender

Author: Ian Bannon
Editor: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821365061
Size: 16,99 MB
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This book is an attempt to bring the gender and development debate full circle-from a much-needed focus on empowering women to a more comprehensive gender framework that considers gender as a system that affects both women and men. The chapters in this book explore definitions of masculinity and male identities in a variety of social contexts, drawing from experiences in Latin America, the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa. It draws on a slowly emerging realization that attaining the vision of gender equality will be difficult, if not impossible, without changing the ways in which masculinities are defined and acted upon. Although changing male gender norms will be a difficult and slow process, we must begin by understanding how versions of masculinities are defined and acted upon.

Gender In The 21st Century

Author: Barbara Evelyn Bailey
Editor: Ian Randle Publishers
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For more than two decades, feminist activists in the Caribbean have been researching, teaching, writing and collaborating with organisations and groups at all levels to improve the status of women, and to protect and advance their rights. This volume, Gender in the 21st Century, commemorates the pioneering work of feminists, scholars and activists by reflecting on some of the major issues which have engaged them and influenced their scholarship and work since the early 1980s. It also addresses issues at the cutting edge of Gender and Development Studies, adopting a strong policy focus for treating current social and gender inequity. Finally, the volume looks to the future and speculates on the place of gender in the academy, as well as its outreach, and provides a unique opportunity to explore, with highly respected and renowned scholars, aspects of the present state of Gender Studies and prospects for the future of this dynamic area of scholarship.

Poverty Reduction And Human Development In The Caribbean

Author: Judy L. Baker
Editor: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821339701
Size: 12,29 MB
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World Bank Discussion Paper No. 366.Despite impressive success in improving living conditions in many Caribbean countries, poverty still persists throughout the region. This study seeks to improve our understanding of poverty in the Caribbean and the current efforts to address it. It analyzes the causes and characteristics of poverty in 15 Caribbean countries and reviews the experiences with the poverty and alleviation efforts that countries have pursued. Prepared for the 1996 meeting of the Caribbean Group for Cooperation in Economic Development, this report provides recommendations on how macroeconomic and social policies can be further oriented to reduce poverty and promote human resource development.

Women And The Family

Author: Caroline Sweetman
Editor: Oxfam
ISBN: 9780855983529
Size: 19,19 MB
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Looking at factors as diverse as the persuasiveness of patriarchy, changing family forms, female infanticide, and land reform policies, this collection of articles considers the family from a gender perspective, and how the socially prescribed roles of men and women within the family can constrain women's opportunities. Contributors include Suad Joseph and Ranjani Krishnamurthy.

Negotiating Gender Policy And Politics In The Caribbean

Author: Gabrielle Hosein
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1783487526
Size: 11,26 MB
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Drawing on rich empirical research, this book examines the evolution and success of feminist strategies to promote democratic governance, women’s rights and gender equality in the Caribbean.