Key Concepts in Development Geography is a new kind of textbook that forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the human geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, Key Concepts in Development Geography is an introductory text that provides students with the core concepts that form contemporary research and ideas within the development geography discipline. Written in a clear and transparent style, the book includes: An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field; Over 20 key concept entries that provide comprehensive definitions, explanations and evolutions of the subject; Excellent pedagogy to enhance students' understanding including a glossary, figures, diagrams, and further reading
Organized around five of the most important areas of concern, the book covers: the meanings and measurement of development; its theory and practice; work, employment and development; people, culture and development; and contemporary issues in development. The perfect companion for undergraduates and graduate students pursuing geography degrees, the book is a timely look at the pressingly important field of international development studies today.
Chapter 4.1: Gender, Households and Development
Gender, Households and Development
Shifts in Thinking About Gender in Development Policy and Planning
By the 1970s, disenchantment with modernist approaches to development led to the emergence of a range of radical approaches to development, as noted in Chapter 2.2. This included the recognition that women's views, interests and experiences were an essential part of the development process that could no longer be ignored. Thinking about the links between gender and development has shifted over time. The first approach, Women in Development (WID) was largely inspired by Ester Boserup's (1970) critique of the ways that women had been left out of economic development and her calls for women's contributions to development to be recognized. In this approach, specific projects were developed, focusing primarily ...