Darmastuti, Ari Gendered Entanglements: Revisiting Gender in Rapidly Changing Asia. In: Gendered Entanglements: Revisiting Gender in Rapidly Changing Asia. Gendered Entanglements: Revisiting Gender in Rapidly Changing Asia.

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Abstract

This book stems from a Norwegian research project that aims to both revisit and rethink the concept of gender in a rapidly changing Asia. Starting from Cornwall’s (2007) call to revisit the ‘gender agenda’, seen as having ‘retained little of the radical promise that was once vested in its promotion’, the project has allowed individual researchers to grapple critically with new ways of understanding gender in development contexts, in an effort to address more holistically the emancipatory and transformative agendas of feminism and development. The book presents some of the findings of their research and represents a conscious effort, borrowing the idea of ‘sciences from below’ from Harding (2008), to incorporate descriptions of how gender is understood and produced in different ways by people in the Asian region. The overall objective of the book is to revisit gender as a concept that can engage simultaneously with change and continuity in today’s Asia, but with greater intellectual reflexivity to examine multiple, intersecting, and complex dimensions of identity and difference, and formerly unacknowledged sources of social power from institutions and their emerging discourses. It also ascertains whether gender as a social analytic has remained true to its earlier feminist promise for emancipatory and empowering outcomes for women and men or whether it has instead blunted this possibility, as Cornwall suggests. Individual chapters, written by gender scholars from Europe and Asia, critically examine the concept of gender in the context of emerging development issues relating to four broad areas: Changing gendered livelihoods, which basically deals with revisiting the field after a substantial period of time, reflecting on the value of conducting longitudinal research; Power, policy, and practices, which revisits different dimensions of governance and power, gender mainstreaming, and activism involved; Environment and resources, which deals with

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik (FISIP) > Prodi Ilmu Pemerintahan
Depositing User: ARI DARMAS
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2019 05:05
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2019 05:05
URI: http://repository.lppm.unila.ac.id/id/eprint/17396

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