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Author, Analytic
Leo-Rhynie, Elsa A.; Bailey, Barbara; Morris, Jeanette
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Office of the Board for Undergraduate Studies; Centre for Gender & Development Studies-Regional Coordinating Unit
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Why theory?
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Parpart, J.L.; Connelly,M.P.; Barriteau, Eudine
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Theoretical perspectives on gender and development
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2000
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Abstract
Examines the process of theorizing and learning to appreciate the dynamic and flexible nature of this process. Much of our understanding of the world, our societies, and ourselves, today, rests on theories and knowledge generated historically and predominantly by men of certain nationalities and economic classes. Male-dominated and culturally specific theorizing and knowledge have generally resulted in the exclusion of women and other groups from the process of formal theorizing and knowledge-building. When applied in research, policy, and action, such theories and knowledge not only ignore women’s contributions in all spheres of activity but also exclude consideration of issues particularly relevant to women.....
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