‘Mainstreaming Gender or “Streaming” Gender Away’ Revisited
In rereading ‘Mainstreaming Gender or “Streaming” Gender Away’ I am struck like Anouka van Eerdewijk (Chapter 2.3) by the similarity in the practices of gender mainstreaming then in 20041 and now. What has changed since then, as evidenced in the excellent chapters by my peers, is my (and indeed our) analysis of why and how gender got streamed away in development bureaucracies. And so rather than write a rejoinder to the contributions from Sara de Jong (Chapter 2.1), Aruna Rao and Joanne Sandler (Chapter 2.2) and Anouka van Eerdewijk (Chapter 2.3), I indulgently take this opportunity to revisit ‘Mainstreaming Gender or “Streaming” Gender Away’ and frame some of the empirical instances cited in my earlier article and others more recent in the light of new theoretical and critical understandings, using some of their insights.
KeywordsGender Relation Feminist Politics Governmental Power Feminist Practice Gender Knowledge
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