The Journey of a Southern Feminist

The Journey of a Southern Feminist (Hardcover)

By Devaki Jain 
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Publisher: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
EAN: 9789352806218
No. of Pages: 300
Binding: Hardcover
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About The Book

This book is a collection of Devaki Jain's writings and lectures related to the women's movement in India and interventions in policy and fact base drawn from that experience. A journey of over six decades, it presents important interventions in the design of national and international development policy.
Beginning with a fascinating account of Jain's own evolution into a feminist, each chapter starts with an introductory note locating it in her own professional journey. The initial chapters of the book underline an important fact-better understood now but a radical intervention when Jain wrote it-that women's reasoning and the ideas that emerge from their lived experience need to be converted into macro frameworks of development. The later chapters champion the role of local power, in economic planning led by women, in healing inequalities. They also pose a feminist challenge to inherited knowledge usually created and argued for by men. In her most recent work, Jain reiterates that poor women's struggles, strategies and needs should inform development strategy at the local level. At a global level, she talks of how women and their networks in the South are offering ideas on rethinking development.

About The Author

Devaki Jain is Founder and former Director of the Institute of Social Studies Trust New Delhi, India. She was previously a lecturer at the University of Delhi, member of the South Commission (chaired by Julius Nyerere), founding member of Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), and member of the Advisory Council of the intergovernmental NAM (Non-aligned Movement Institute for the Empowerment fo Women (NIEW) in Kuala Lumpur. In 2006 Dr Jain was presented by the President of India with the Padma Bhushan Award for exceptional and distinguished service. She has been a member of a number of Indian Government policy committees and has published several books and articles on Indian development and women's status. Her most recent publication is Women, Development, and the UN: A Sixty-year Quest for Equality and Justice (2005).

Content

Acknowledgements
Introduction: The Birthing of a Feminist and Her Journey
Development as if Women Mattered: Can Women Build a New Paradigm?
Advances in Feminist Theory: An Indian Perspective
The Leadership Gap: A Challenge to Feminists
Minds, Not Bodies: Expanding the Notion of Gender in Development
Indigenising Feminism
Challenges for Women in India in the New Millennium
Globalism and Localism: Negotiating Feminist Space
Women's Participation in the History of Ideas and the Reconstruction of Knowledge
Feminist Networks, People's Movements and Alliances: Learning from the Ground
To Be or Not to Be: Problems in Locating Women in Public Policy
What Is Wrong with Economics? Can the Aam Aurat Redefine Economic Reasoning?
The First Challengers: The Feminists of the South
The Evolution of Ideas: A Feminist's Reflections on the Partnership with the UN System
Looking Back at the South Commission
Bibliography
Index

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Title: The Journey of a Southern Feminist
Publisher: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
Author: Devaki Jain
Edition: Hardcover
Language: English
EAN: 9789352806218
No. of Pages: 300
Binding: Hardcover

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