The dual goals of this volume are to analyze the gendered nature of economic transformation and to promote the understanding of this phenomenon in a cross-regional perspective, comparing trends in Latin America with developments in other world regions. All the chapters illustrate the ways in which economically empowered women engender wealth and well-being that radiate far beyond their own families.
book discusses important issues focusing on the gendered dimensions of economic
transformation, restructuring, and social change. It represents a very significant
addition to our understanding of gender and global change."
Wealth and Well-Being is a comprehensive and important analysis of the linkages
among gender, wealth, and global restructuring. Drawing on case studies from
Asia, Africa, and Latin America, this volume documents the gendered character
of economic development, survival, well-being, and empowerment. It leaves no
doubt about the potential benefits that flow when women (as well as men) are
empowered by control over wealth, education, and resources."
editors have woven what they aptly describe as a 'richly textured tapestry'
depicting the linkages between macroeconomic change and gender relations in
a variety of contexts and in comparative cross-cultural perspective. This book
is, however, decidedly not a collection of disparate articles purporting to
follow a common thematic approach. The editors have imposed a conceptual framework
that sets new boundaries for the study of gender."
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