Global Perspectives on Gender Equality : Reversing the Gaze

By: Kabeer, NailaContributor(s): Stark, Agneta | Magnus, EddaMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandRoutledge/UNRISD Research in Gender and Development: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2010Edition: 1Description: 1 online resource (312 p.)ISBN: 9780203938386Subject(s): Sex discrimination against women - Cross-Cultural studies | Sex discrimination against women - Cross-cultural studies | Sex discrimination against women - Norway | Sex discrimination against women - Sweden | Sex discrimination against womenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Global Perspectives on Gender Equality : Reversing the GazeDDC classification: 305.4209485 LOC classification: HQ1237.5.S86G56 2008Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Foreword; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction: Reversing the Gaze; 2 The Transition to Mass Literacy: Comparative Insights from Sweden and Pakistan; 3 Gender and the Family in Public Policy: A Comparative View of Argentina and Sweden; 4 Maternalist Politics in Norway and the Islamic Republic of Iran; 5 Challenging the Male Norm of Employment: Evidence from Sweden, Norway, and Hungary; 6 Sexual Politics and Social Policy: Swedish Policy Reviewed
7 "Women Are Like Boats": Discourse, Policy, and Collective Action in Sweden and India8 Quotas and Interest Representation: South Africa and Sweden in Comparative Perspective; 9 What's in That Little Book?: Gender Statistics and the Nordic Road Map Toward Evidence-Based Policies in Africa; 10 Institutionalising Equality: Putting Gender Issues at the Centre in Mexico and Sweden; 11 Don't Disturb the Men: A Viable Gender-Equality Strategy?; 12 Passion, Pragmatism, and the Politics of Advocacy: The Nordic Experience Through a "Gender and Development" Lens; Contributors; Index
Summary: The Nordic countries have long been seen as pioneers in promoting gender equality. This book brings together scholars from the global South and post-socialist economies to explore, from a comparative perspective, the vision, values, policies, mechanisms and political processes that help to explain Nordic achievements on gender equality.
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Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Foreword; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction: Reversing the Gaze; 2 The Transition to Mass Literacy: Comparative Insights from Sweden and Pakistan; 3 Gender and the Family in Public Policy: A Comparative View of Argentina and Sweden; 4 Maternalist Politics in Norway and the Islamic Republic of Iran; 5 Challenging the Male Norm of Employment: Evidence from Sweden, Norway, and Hungary; 6 Sexual Politics and Social Policy: Swedish Policy Reviewed

7 "Women Are Like Boats": Discourse, Policy, and Collective Action in Sweden and India8 Quotas and Interest Representation: South Africa and Sweden in Comparative Perspective; 9 What's in That Little Book?: Gender Statistics and the Nordic Road Map Toward Evidence-Based Policies in Africa; 10 Institutionalising Equality: Putting Gender Issues at the Centre in Mexico and Sweden; 11 Don't Disturb the Men: A Viable Gender-Equality Strategy?; 12 Passion, Pragmatism, and the Politics of Advocacy: The Nordic Experience Through a "Gender and Development" Lens; Contributors; Index

The Nordic countries have long been seen as pioneers in promoting gender equality. This book brings together scholars from the global South and post-socialist economies to explore, from a comparative perspective, the vision, values, policies, mechanisms and political processes that help to explain Nordic achievements on gender equality.

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Professor Naila Kabeer, Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex is the author of Reversed Realities: Gender Hierarchies in Development Thought, The power to choose: Bangladeshi women and labour market decisions in London and Dhaka and Mainstreaming gender and poverty eradication in the Millennium Development Goals and has also edited a number of books including most recently Inclusive citizenship: meanings and expressions. She is on the editorial board of Feminist Economics, Development and Change, Gender and Development and Contributions to Indian Sociology.

Agneta Stark, President of Dalarna University, Sweden, Board Member of the International Association for Feminist Economics, Editorial Board Member of Feminist Economics, publications include In Whose Hands? Work, Ageing, Gender and care in Three EU-Countries (2002), "Warm Hands in Cold Age -On the Need of a New World Order of Care" in Warm Hands in Cold Age, (eds. Folbre, Shaw &Stark) Routledge 2006.

Since graduating with a masters degree in Gender and Development from the Institute of Development Studies in Britain in 2002, Edda Magnus has worked as a consultant and researcher in the area of gender and social policy both for universities and government agencies. Since 2005 she has been employed by the Icelandic Foreign Service.

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