ERIC Number: ED193094
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Women and World Development.
Tinker, Irene, Ed.; Bramsen, Michele Bo., Ed.
The book presents background papers and an overview of the proceedings of the American Association of Science Seminar on Women in Development held in Mexico City in June 1975. The objectives of the seminar were to show how and why development programs fail to reach women and to emphasize the waste of human potential that has resulted. An additional objective was to bring together researchers and developmental practitioners in order to bridge the gap between theory and practice. The book is divided into four parts. Part I presents 12 essays on selected issues which were prepared as background papers. They focus on women as being left out of the developmental process, particularly in various geographic and economic areas such as agriculture, urban life and labor, the family, the Moslem world, Latin America, southern African towns, and Yucatan. The concluding essays discuss communications in relation to liberating women, women as co-managers, and the development approach to liberation. Part II offers an overview of the main concerns of the seminar and summaries of each of the five workshops, which covered food production, urban living and employment, education and communication, health and family planning, and women's formal and informal organizations. Part IV consists of three appendices. (CK)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Developmental Programs, Economic Development, Essays, Females, Feminism, Global Approach, Seminars, Sex Bias, Sex Role, Social Change, Womens Studies
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Overseas Development Council, Washington, DC.