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  1. Confronting Global Gender Justice

    Women’s Lives, Human Rights

    Edited by Debra Bergoffen, Paula Ruth Gilbert, Tamara Harvey, Connie L. McNeely

    Confronting Global Gender Justice contains a unique, interdisciplinary collection of essays that address some of the most complex and demanding challenges facing theorists, activists, analysts, and educators engaged in the tasks of defining and researching women’s rights as human rights and...

    Published November 15th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Poverty Capital

    Microfinance and the Making of Development

    By Ananya Roy

    Winner of the 2011 Paul Davidoff award! This is a book about poverty but it does not study the poor and the powerless; instead it studies those who manage poverty. It sheds light on how powerful institutions control "capital," or circuits of profit and investment, as well as "truth," or...

    Published March 2nd 2010 by Routledge

  3. Contesting Development

    Critical Struggles for Social Change

    Edited by Philip McMichael

    At a time when the development promise is increasingly in question, with dwindling social gains, the vision of modernity is losing its legitimacy and coherence. This moment is observable through the lens of critical struggles of those who experience disempowerment, displacement and development...

    Published December 16th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Making Transnational Feminism

    Rural Women, NGO Activists, and Northern Donors in Brazil

    By Millie Thayer

    Series: Perspectives on Gender

    This ethnographic study examines the transnational relations among feminist movements at the end of the twentieth century, exploring two differently situated women’s organizations in the Northeast Brazilian state of Pernambuco. The conventional narrative of globalization tells the story of...

    Published October 13th 2009 by Routledge