ERIC Number: ED283761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Women in Development: Theory and Practice. Report of the Conference (New York, New York, March 23, 1983).
Chamberlain, Mariam; And Others
The participants at this conference were scholars brought together to discuss women's issues in the context of research and practice. By reviewing a decade or more of research, they examined diverse meanings and implications of feminism and the elimination of stereotypes. Conference papers were presented by Florence Howe, editor of "Women's Studies Quarterly"; Hanna Papanek, Senior Research Associate at the Center for Asian Development Studies, Boston University; and Nadia Youssef, Senior Policy Specialist on Women's Participation in Economic Activities and Basic Services, UNICEF. These papers set the conference format by delineating issues and setting the stage for subsequent workshops. The participants agreed that information about women could not be adequately derived from the context of local history, environment, and societal arrangements. There was much less agreement on the definition of feminism and whether it meant the restructuring of society toward greater justice for both men and women or the development of women within existing conditions. The participants agreed that the most productive part of the conference was the destruction of stereotypes through the sharing of information about the immense diversity of conditions among women in developing countries. (SM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: City Univ. of New York, NY. Hunter Coll.
Authoring Institution: National Council for Research on Women, New York, NY.