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Gender and Social Policy in a Global Context

Uncovering the Gendered Structure of 'The Social'


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Gender and Social Policy in a Global Context by Shireen Hassim
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This book illustrates why both academic research and policy thinking need to factor-in gender hierarchies and structures if they are to address some of the key challenges of contemporary societies: the widespread informality and insecurity of paid work and the crisis of care.

Author Biography

LOURDES BENERIA Professor of City and Regional Planning and Women's Studies and Director, International Studies in Planning Programme, Cornell University, USA DEBBIE BUDLENDER Specialist Researcher of Social Policy, Community Agency for Social Enquiry (CASE), South Africa MARIA S. FLORO Associate Professor, Economics Department, American University, USA SUSY GIULLARI Former BA Fellow and Research Officer, UK BARBARA HOBSON Professor of Sociology, Stockholm University, Sweden EVELYNE HUBER Morehead Alumni Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA JYOTSNA JHA Advisor on Gender and Education, Social Transformation Programmes Division, Commonwealth Secretariat, UK JANE LEWIS Professor of Social Policy, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK FRANCES LUND Associate Professor in Social Policy, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa MAUREEN MACKINTOSH Professor of Economics, The Open University, UK VALENTINE M. MOGHADAM Chief of Section, Social and Human Sciences Sector, UNESCO, USA MAXINE MOLYNEUX Professor of Sociology, Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London, UK ITO PENG Associate Professor of Political Sociology and Director, Dr. David Chu Chair Programme in Asia Pacific Studies, University of Toronto, Canada SILKE STEINHILBER Researcher and Consultant, Germany RAMYA SUBRAHMANIAN Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK PAULA TIBANDEBAGE Senior Research Fellow, Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF), Tanzania JUFEN WANG Professor, School of Social Development and Public Policy, Fudan University, China
Release date NZ
January 1st, 2006
Edited by Shahra Razavi
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
1st ed. 2006
XVII, 355 p.
Palgrave Macmillan
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