Gender, Identity, and Imperialism

Women Development Workers in Pakistan

  • Authors
  • Nancy Cook

Part of the Comparative Feminist Studies book series (CFS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Nancy Cook
    Pages 25-44
  3. Nancy Cook
    Pages 45-83
  4. Nancy Cook
    Pages 131-167
  5. Nancy Cook
    Pages 169-184
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 185-228

About this book


An ethnographic study showing how Western women living in Pakistan as international development workers constructed new identities in a Muslim community. Cook shows how these transnational migrants both perpetuate and resist unequal global power relations in everyday life, tracing the legacy of this from the colonial period to the present.


Colonial Period Ethnographic Study gender imperialism Pakistan women

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