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Women and the Family

By Caroline Sweetman
ISBN: 9780855983529
Looking at factors as diverse as the pervasiveness of patriarchy, changing family forms, female infanticide, and land reform policies, this collection of articles considers the family from a gender perspective, and how the socially prescribed roles of men and women within the family can constrain women's opportunities.

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  • Synopsis
    Looking at factors as diverse as the pervasiveness of patriarchy, changing family forms, female infanticide, and land reform policies, this collection of articles considers the family from a gender perspective, and how the socially prescribed roles of men and women within the family can constrain women's opportunities. We need to understand the underlying power structures and expectations which, operate in particular family forms within target communities, if development initiatives and family-support policies are to benefit women.
  • Table of Contents
    Editorial
    Caroline Sweetman


    Avoice of alarm: a historian's view of the family
    Anna Arroba


    Patriarchy and development in the Arab world
    Suad Joseph


    Fighting female infanticide by working with midwives: an Indian case study
    Ranjani K Murthy


    Female-headed families; a comparative perspective of the Caribbean and the developed world
    Shelia Stuart


    Structures and processes: land, families, and gender relations
    susie Jacobs


    Women, the law, and the family in Tunisia
    Hafidha Chekir


    Marginalisation and gay families in Latin America and the Caribbean
    Dinnys Luciano Ferdinand


    Child-care and the benefits trap: a case from the UK
    Annie Oliver


    Interview: Maria Isabal Plata of PROFAMILIA

    Resources
    Book review: Kampala Women Getting By: Well-Being in the Time of AIDS by Sandra Wallman et al
    Ambreena S Manji


    Further reading


    NGOs and UN organisations


    Audio-visual resources.
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Caroline Sweetman
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 64
    Format Paperback / softback