What a Gender Lens Brings to Development Studies

  • Wendy Harcourt
Part of the EADI Global Development Series book series (EADI)


The chapter explores the challenges of gender for Development Studies in the new Millennium. It looks at the implications of applying a gender lens to the complex economic, social and cultural processes shaping development processes. The underlying premise of the chapter is that development itself is powerfully gendered. It argues that applying a gender lens to Development Studies helps to reveal important insights into how power and knowledge operate in development practice. It presents some of the latest contributions of gender analysis to Development Studies in a discussion of gender and diversity; body politics; post development, feminist political ecology and sustainable development.


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  • Wendy Harcourt
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  1. 1.International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus UniversityThe HagueThe Netherlands

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