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Patrons of Women free pdf Assuming that women's empowerment would accelerate the pace of social change in rural Nepal, the World Bank urged the Nepali government to undertake a Gender Activities ProjectA" within an ongoing long-term water-engineering scheme. The author, an anthropologist specializing in bureaucratic organizations and gender studies, was hired to monitor the project. Analyzing her own experience as a practicing development expert,A" she demonstrates that the professed goal of women's empowermentA" is a pretext for promoting economic organizational goals and the interests of local elites. She shows how a project intended to benefit women, through teaching them literary and agricultural skills, fails to provide them with any of the promised resources. Going beyond the conventional analysis that positions aid givers vis-a-vis powerless victimized recipients, she draws attention to the complexity of the process and the active role played by the Nepalese rural women who pursue their own interests and aspirations within this unequal world. The book makes an important contribution to not only the growing critique of developmentA" projects but also to the critique of women's development projects.

About Esther Hertzog

Esther Hertzog is a Social Anthropologist at Beit Berl College in Israel. Her research focuses on bureaucracy and gender relations. She has published, Immigrants and Bureaucrats (Berghahn, 1999)- Op-Ed, Feminist Social Justice in Israel (Hebrew, 2004)- Life, Death and Sacrifice, Women and Family in the Holocaust (ed.) (Gefen, 2008), Perspectives on Israeli Anthropology (Wayne State University Press, 2010), At Teachers' Expence: Gender and Power in Israeli Education (co-ed.) (Hebrew, 2010), many articles and chapters, and hundreds of articles in Israeli dailies. She has been involved in feminist activities for more than twenty years and founded a women's NGO, two Women's parties, and the Women's Parliament.

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Author : Esther Hertzog
Publisher : Berghahn Books
Data Published : 15 February 2011
ISBN : 1845457684
EAN : 9781845457686
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 292 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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