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The Daughters of Development: Women in a Changing Environmen (Daughters of Development)

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Publisher Comments:

This is a powerful feminist critique of the 'Western' concept of development. It is also an attempt to rediscover and rehabilitate traditional indigenous knowledge as an important basis for empowering women and re-establishing the foundation of reciprocity in North-South dialogue.

The author looks at the wreckage "progress" has wreaked on the lives of Thai sex workers and of indigenous peoples globally and contrasts this with a portrait - in words and pictures - of her own "undeveloped" mother, 'gardener, agriculturalist, cook, entertainer, tool and toy inventor and maker, traditional doctor, resources manager, energy conservationist, food scientist, home economist, sustainable developer, ecologist and environmentalist'.

In exploring the possibilities for an appropriate development path, Sinith Sittirak applies the framework of a political economy of development which acknowledges the politics of identity and difference. Central to her framework is the recognition that 'development' is part of that universalizing process which imposes sameness by speaking for or naming the 'Other' and by excluding difference.

Synopsis:

This book is a powerful feminist critique of the 'Western' concept of development

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-147) and index.

About the Author

Sinith Sittirak is Lecturer in the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communication, Thammasat University, Thailand.

Table of Contents

Preface - Maria Mies.

Foreword.

1. What does "development" mean to "me".

2. What does "development" mean to "them"?

3. What does "development" mean to "her"?

4. What does "development" mean to "us"?

5. What does "development" mean to "my mother"?

6. What does "development" mean to "me"?

Product Details

ISBN:
9781856495882
Subtitle:
Women in a Changing Environment
Preface:
Mies, Maria
Preface by:
Mies, Maria
Preface:
Mies, Maria
Author:
Mies, Maria
Author:
Sittirak, Sinith
Author:
Sinith
Publisher:
Zed Books
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Economic Development
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Developing countries
Subject:
Prostitution
Subject:
Women in development
Subject:
Prostitution -- Thailand.
Subject:
Women in development -- Thailand.
Subject:
Development - Economic Development
Subject:
Economics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Daughters of Development
Publication Date:
19980715
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illustrations, Index
Pages:
172
Dimensions:
8.56x5.51x.43 in. .52 lbs.

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