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Gender Myths and Feminist Fables


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1. Gender Myths and Feminist Fables: The Struggle for Interpretive Power in Gender and Development (Andrea Cornwall, Elizabeth Harrison and Ann Whitehead). 2. A Bigger Piece of a Very Small Pie: Intrahousehold Resource Allocation and Poverty Reduction in Africa (Bridget O?Laughlin). 3. The Construction of the Myth of Survival (Mercedes Gonzalez de la Rocha). 4. Earth Mother Myths and Other Ecofeminist Fables: How a Strategic Notion Rose and Fell (Melissa Leach). 5. Political Cleaners: Women as the New Anti-Corruption Force? (Anne Marie Goetz). 6. Resolving Risk? Marriage and Creative Conjugality (Cecile Jackson). 7. Feminism, Gender, and Women?s Peace Activism (Judy El-Bushra). 8. Myths To Live By? Female Solidarity and Female Autonomy Reconsidered (Andrea Cornwall).

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Andrea Cornwall is a Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, where she works on the politics of participation, sexualities and development, masculinities and women?s empowerment. She is Director of the DFID-funded Research Programme Consortium Pathways of Women?s Empowerment. Elizabeth Harrison is an anthropologist at the University of Sussex. Her work has been broadly within the anthropology of development, with a particular interest in institutional dynamics and in the deployment of policies for gender justice. She has conducted research primarily in sub-Saharan Africa and, more recently, in Europe. Ann Whitehead teaches anthropology and gender and development at the University of Sussex. She has written extensively within the fields of gender and development, feminist anthropology and the anthropology of rural Ghana.

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