Development and Social Diversity
Social diversity hinges on three universal human realities. First, that each individual is unique. Second, that individuals and their societies are inter-related and inter-dependent. And third, that societies and cultures are dynamic: change, whether rapid or gradual, affects different members of society in ways that reflect differences in power and status. In this collection Naila Kabeer examines the meaning of gender relations in the contexts of development practice and of development institutions: a theme taken up by Lewis B. Dzimbiri in relation to refugee programmes and by Yezichalem Kassa and Feleke Tadele in diagnosing the needs of rural communities. Mark Gorman focuses on the needs of elderly people, while Tom and Francesca Scanlon and Maria Luiza Nobre Lamarao describe the challenges of working with street children and adolescents. Shubi L. Ishemo argues against approaches to development and relief that are not culturally familiar to the people affected.
Table of Contents
* Understanding difference and building solidarity: a challenge to development initiatives
Mary B. Anderson;
* Gender, development and training: raising awareness in the planning process
* Working with street children
Tom Scanlon, Francesca Scanlon and Maria Luiza Nobre Lamarao
* Older people and development: the last minority?
* Culture, liberation and "development"
Shubi L. Ishemo
* The politics of development in longhouse communities in Sarawak
* What is development?
* Research into local culture:implications for participatory development
* An education programme for peasant women in Honduras
* Challenging gender stereotypes in training: Mozambican refugees in Malawi
Lewis B Dzimbiri;
* Defining local needs: a community based diagnostic survey in Ethiopia
Yezichalem Kassa and Feleke Tadele
* Empowerment examined
* Some thoughts on gender and culture
* Who is the expert?
* Annotated bibliography
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