Global Perspectives on Gender Equality: Reversing the Gaze by Naila Kabeer, Agneta Stark, Edda Magnus

By Naila Kabeer, Agneta Stark, Edda Magnus

The Nordic international locations have lengthy been obvious as pioneers in selling gender equality. The booklet brings jointly students from the worldwide South and post-socialist economies to mirror on Nordic techniques to gender equality. The participants to the ebook search to discover from a comparative standpoint the imaginative and prescient, values, guidelines, mechanisms, coalitions of pursuits and political processes that support to provide an explanation for Nordic achievements on gender equality. whereas a few contributors explore the Nordic event in the course of the prism in their personal realities, others discover their very own realities during the Nordic prism. by means of slicing throughout basic geographical limitations, disciplinary limitations and the bounds among concept and coverage, this e-book can be of curiosity to all readers with an curiosity in furthering gender equality.

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The extent and form of these collectivities is discussed explicitly in a number of chapters in this book and forms an implicit thread in others. It is a central theme in Arora-Jonsson’s contribution based on her fieldwork in rural areas of India and Sweden. She found very different “levels of comfort” among women seeking to organise as women. Within the highly gender segregated—and unequal—social relations of rural Orissa, there appeared to be a natural logic to the idea of women coming together as women.

The contributions by Jelin and Razavi focus on the gap between state policy and ground-level social realities. Their message reminds us that if formal policies on gender equality have failed to translate into concrete outcomes in the absence of any genuine commitment on the part of the state, attempts by the state to regulate family, sexuality, and reproductive behaviour are likely to be equally futile if these policies do not speak to the reality of women’s lives. Subrahmanian argues strongly against assuming that feminist politics around prostitution are context-independent.

The experience of other industrial, post-colonial, and communist-led states that followed suit confirmed the primacy of projects of “community construction” in creating and sustaining political demand for mass education. Countries that have not made the literacy transition are left, however, with a policy framework that entirely ignores key lessons from Sweden and other successful cases. ” THE PAKISTAN “MODEL” Pakistan provides an instructive case study in the failure of education policy, and the evolution of the development paradigm with respect to schooling.

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