Communicating Gender and Advocating Accountability in Global by Karin Wilkins

By Karin Wilkins

Case experiences of micro-enterprise, women' schooling, and inhabitants courses recommend that our discourse limits our capability to conceive of improvement, conversation, and gender open air of neoliberal ideologies. Advocacy for worldwide social justice calls for a distinct responsibility via severe study.

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In relation to development, feminist scholars raise concerns with the lack of attention to gender, an oversimplification of women’s interests, as well as an objectification of women as victims of circumstance. , 2000; Meyer & Prügl, 1999; Mohanty, 1991b). Peterson (2005) connects this objectification of women, as opposed to constructions of them as strong, independent, competent agents, within globalizing economies in which geopolitical elites govern in their own interests. These concerns are raised when development narratives assert women as victims or objects, in subservient and passive roles (Hegde, 1996; Mohanty, 1991a; 1991b; Shome, 1996; Wilkins, 2005).

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