The Political Economy of Gender in the Twentieth-Century Caribbean

  • Eudine¬†Barriteau

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

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Eudine Barriteau exposes the precarious position of women in twentieth century Caribbean societies through analyzing the operations of gender systems. She reveals the absence of gender justice and equity, and demonstrates that after twenty-five years of policies on women, Caribbean societies still have not confronted the fundamental problem of women's subordination and the conditions that maintain this. The strategies used by developing states to focus on women are criticised as inadequate and it is recommended that state and society pay more attention to understanding the lives of women.


economy gender political economy women

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  • Eudine¬†Barriteau
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Gender and Development StudiesUniversity of the West IndiesBridgetownBarbados

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