Globalisation, Gender and Development
This information is for the 2012/13 session.
Dr Marsha Henry and Professor Diane Perrons.
Compulsory for MSc Gender, Development and Globalisation; and recommended for LSE-Sciences PO Double Degree in Urban Policy, MSc Gender, MSc Gender, Policy and Inequalities, MSc Global Politics, MSc Human Rights, MSc Human Geography and Urban Studies (Research), MSc Management, MSc Development Studies, MSc Development Management, MSc Social Policy and Development, MSc Social Policy and Development: Non-Governmental Organisations, MSc Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies, PhD Programme in Human Geography, PhD Programme in Planning Studies, MPhil/PhD in Regional and Urban Planning. Other suitably qualified and interested graduate students may take or audit the course with the permission of the teacher responsible.
Note that this course cannot be combined with GI409 Gender, Globalisation and Development: An Introduction.
This course will provide students with a thorough knowledge of two key interconnected and intersecting literatures: gender and development and gender and globalisation. The course provides students with an introduction to the history of the field of gender and development studies (from women in development to gender, development and culture) and globalisation and gender, in particular how globalisation is associated with widening social, spatial and gender inequalities. The course is organised as a number of themed blocks including: 1: definitions and concepts; contemporary theories of gender, development and globalisation; gender, and poverty; postcolonial and anti-racist critiques; 2: Work, development and global divisions; 3 regulating bodies;4: Engendering Security; and 5: Changes, Challenges and Policies. The course draws on a wide range of perspectives and considers diverse analytical tools for the analysis of gender, development and globalisation. Emphasis is placed on the analysis and theorisation of socio-economic and spatial aspects of change, particularly changes in working patterns, living arrangements, experiences and subjectivities. Empirical illustrations are provided through a series of case studies and readings of ethnographies linking global and local issues and the lives of people across the globe and in the final part of the course more detailed consideration is given to economic transformation and changing gender relations in China, India, Latin America and the transitional economies in central and Eastern Europe.
MT 10 x one-hour lectures and 10 x one-hour seminars, LT 10 x one-hour lectures and 10 x 1-hour seminars.
One formative essay (1,500 words, excluding bibliography), due in MT.
Benería, L (2003) Gender, Development and Globalization: Economics as if All people Mattered, Routledge
Chant,S (2007) Gender, Generation and Poverty;
Chant,S (ed) (2010) International Handbook of Gender and Poverty: Concepts, Research, Policy, Edward Elgar.
Cook, S. and Kabeer, N. (2010) Social Protection as Development Policy, New Delhi: Routledge;
Carrillo, B. and Duckett, J. (2011) Chinas Changing Welfare Mix: Local Perspectives, London: Routledge;
Cornwall, A., Edstrom, J and Greig, A, (eds) (2011) Men and Development: Politicising Masculinities, London: Zed Books;
Cornwall, A. and Eade, D,(eds.) (2010) Deconstructing Development Discourse: Buzzwords and Fuzzwords, Rugby: Practical Action Publishing;
Cornwall,A and Molyneux, M (Eds) , (2008) The Politics of Rights: Dilemmas for Feminist Praxis
Cornwall, A, Harrison,E & A.Whitehead (Eds) (2007) Feminisms in Development;
Jaquette,J & Summerfield,G (Eds) (2006) Women and Gender Equity in Development Theory and Practice;
Kabeer, N The Power to Choose: Bangladeshi Women and Labour Market Decisions in London and Dhaka, Verso, 2003;
Kabeer,N (2003) Gender Mainstreaming in Poverty Eradication and the Millennium Development Goals;
Marchand, M & Parpart,J (Ed) (1995) Feminism/Postmodernism/Development;
Ngia,P (2006) Made in China, Duke University Press
Ong,A (1999), Flexible Citizenship, Duke University Press;
Perrons, D (2004) Globalization and Social Change, Routledge;
Razavi, S. and Utting, P. (2011) The Global Crisis and Transformative Social Change, London: Palgrave Macmillan
Rofel,L (2007) Desiring China, Duke University Press;
Saunders,K (Ed), (2002) Feminist Post-Development Thought;
Sen, A (2000) Development as Freedom, Anchor Books;
Steans, J. (2012) Gendering Globalization, Bristol: Policy Press
L.Zhang and A. Ong, (eds) (2008) Privatizing China: Socialism from Afar, Cornell University Press
In addition a range of institutional reports will be referred to including for example
ILO (2010) Moving Towards Decent Work for Domestic Workers: An Overview of ILOs Work.
World Bank (2011) Gender Equality and Development, World Development Report 2012.
One 3,000 word essay (50%) due in MT and an unseen two-hour examination in ST (50%).