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Gender Inequality and the Empowerment of Women

Carol Newman

in Growth, Structural Transformation, and Rural Change in Viet Nam: A Rising Dragon on the Move

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198796961
eISBN:
9780191838613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198796961.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines gender inequality and female empowerment in rural Viet Nam. Using an extensive panel dataset on 2,181 households, it examines how the welfare of women living in rural areas has ... More


Revising the Patriarchal Texts of Husband and Wife in Real and Fictive Worlds

CLAUDIA TATE

in Domestic Allegories of Political Desire: The Black Heroine’s Text at the Turn of the Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108576
eISBN:
9780199855094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108576.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter begins with snippets from the works of Pauline E. Hopkins, Ella Wright-Pleasant, and Josephine Turpin Washington on the gender rites and the higher education of black women. These depict ... More


The Erotics of Change: Female Sexuality, Afro-Caribbean Spirituality, and a “Postmodern” Caribbean Identity in It Begins with Tears

Donna Aza Weir-Soley

in Eroticism, Spirituality, and Resistance in Black Women’s Writings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033778
eISBN:
9780813039008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033778.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Opal Palmer Adisa's first novel, It Begins with Tears, represents a more contemporary revision of the Janie paradigm. Set in a fictional village in rural Jamaica, Adisa's novel interrogates ... More


Towards Gender Equity in Development

Siwan Anderson, Lori Beaman, and Jean-Philippe Platteau (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198829591
eISBN:
9780191868115
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829591.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

As a result of widespread mistreatment and overt discrimination in all dimensions of their lives, women lack significant autonomy. The central preoccupation of this book is to explore key sources of ... More


Girl Power: Cash Transfers and Adolescent Welfare: Evidence from a Cluster-Randomized Experiment in Malawi

Sarah Baird, Ephraim Chirwa, Jacobus de Hoop, and Berk Özler

in African Successes, Volume II: Human Capital

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226316055
eISBN:
9780226316192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226316192.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Interventions targeting adolescent girls are seen as key to breaking the cycle of poverty in developing countries. Policies that enable them to reach their full potential can have a strong impact not ... More


Diaspora Philanthropy: The Case of Sikhs Giving Back to Punjab

Verne A. Dusenbery and Darshan S. Tatla

in Sikhism in Global Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075547
eISBN:
9780199082056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075547.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

This chapter investigates the philanthropy of contemporary Sikh diaspora in Punjab, a practice of giving that goes back to the earliest decades of Sikh migration from Punjab. Overseas Sikhs have ... More


The Lost Connection with The Feminine

Anna Fedele

in Looking for Mary Magdalene: Alternative Pilgrimage and Ritual Creativity at Catholic Shrines in France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199898404
eISBN:
9780199980130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898404.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes the first gathering of each pilgrimage group and explores the way in which the trip forms part of the pilgrims’ quest for the feminine. The most important meta-empirical beings ... More


Women and Power in Zimbabwe: Promises of Feminism

Carolyn Martin Shaw

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039638
eISBN:
9780252097720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039638.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Rhodesia's rebirth as Zimbabwe and Robert Mugabe's rise to power dashed the hopes of women who had imagined independence as a road to gender equity and economic justice. Using history, literature, ... More


Kālī's New Frontiers: A Hindu Goddess on the Internet

Rachel Fell McDermott and Jeffrey J. Kripal

in Encountering Kālī: In the Margins, at the Center, in the West

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232396
eISBN:
9780520928176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232396.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter begins with two depictions of Kālī, both by Western women, exemplifying the extremes of possible interpretation. The first figure is similar to India's “calendar art” style of portraying ... More


Matching under Transferable Utility: Applications

Pierre-André Chiappori

in Matching with Transfers: The Economics of Love and Marriage

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691171739
eISBN:
9781400885732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691171739.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter considers two examples of applications of matching models under transferable utility (TU). The first example deals with the legalization of abortion by virtue of Roe v. Wade and the ... More


Women's Movements and the Filipina: 1986-2008

Mina Roces

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834999
eISBN:
9780824871581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834999.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is about a fundamental aspect of the feminist project in the Philippines: rethinking the Filipino woman. It focuses on how contemporary women's organizations have represented and ... More


The Struggle for Equal Adulthood: Gender, Race, and the Fight for Citizenship in Antebellum America

Corinne T. Field

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618142
eISBN:
9781469618166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618142.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the fight for equality, early feminists often cited the infantilization of women by white men as a method used to keep them out of positions of power. This book argues that adulthood—and the ... More


Epilogue: Daughters of Feminism

in Bodies of Knowledge: Sexuality, Reproduction, and Women's Health in the Second Wave

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226443058
eISBN:
9780226443072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226443072.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the daughters of the feminist generation in the United States. These women are unlikely to be involved in consciousness-raising groups and formulating strategies for revolt ... More


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