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Reversed Realities:
Gender Hierarchies in Development Thought

by Naila Kabeer

ISBN 0860915840 / 9780860915843 / 0-86091-584-0
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Language English
Edition Softcover
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Reversed Realities uncovers the deeply entrenched, hence barely visible, biases which underpin mainstream development theory and account for the marginal status given to womens needs in current development policy.

Naila Kabeer traces the emergence of women as a specific category in development thought and examines alternative frameworks for analyzing gender hierarchies. She identifies the household as a primary site for the construction of power relations and compares the extent to which gender inequalities are revealed in different approaches to the concept of the family unit. The book assesses the inadequacies of the poverty line as a measuring tool and provides a critical overview of an issue that has been fiercely contested by feminists: population control. While feminists themselves have no unanimous view of the meaning of reproductive choice, Kabeer argues that it is imperative for them to take a lead in the construction of population policy. [via]