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Priti Ramamurthy
JSIS B 345
Seattle Campus

Women and International Economic Development

Questions how women are affected by economic development in Third World and celebrates redefinitions of what development means. Theoretical perspectives and methods to interrogate gender and development policies introduced. Current processes of globalization and potential for changing gender and economic inequalities assessed. Offered: jointly with ANTH 345/GWSS 345.

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Questions how women are affected by economic development in the third world and celebrates their redefinitions of what development means. Key theoretical perspectives and methods to interrogate gender and development are introduced. Current processes of globalization and their potential for changing gender and economic inequalities are assessed. This course is located at the crossroads of two fields: feminism and development studies. Topics will include: regional trends in gender and economic development and the measurement of development; comparison of “reality” with “representation” of “third world” women, theories of development and gender; the food crisis and poverty; health, population and reproductive rights; structural adjustment policies.

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Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 10/15/2012