Since the Classic Women and Development in the Third World was published over a decade ago, a new awareness of the importance of gender roles in development has grown. Gender and Development provides an introduction to the topic that is based on the author's wide field experience. Topical and up-to-date information and analysis are used throughout. This accessible textbook contains a wealth of student-friendly features, including boxed case-studies drawn from around the world, encompassing the transition countries of Eastern and Central Europe and the Central Asian Republics, as well as Latin America and Asia. There are also chapter learning objectives, discussion questions, annotated guides to further reading and websites, and numerous maps and photographs.
Janet Henshall Momsen is Professor of Geography at the University of California at Davis.