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21A.338J Gender, Power, and International Development (MIT) 21A.338J Gender, Power, and International Development (MIT)

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After decades of efforts to promote development, why is there so much poverty in the world? What are some of the root causes of inequality world-wide and why do poverty, economic transformations and development policies often have different consequences for women and men? This course explores these issues while also examining the history of development itself, its underlying assumptions, and its range of supporters and critics. It considers the various meanings given to development by women and men, primarily as residents of particular regions, but also as aid workers, policy makers and government officials. In considering how development projects and policies are experienced in daily life in urban and rural areas in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Melanesia, this course asks what are the After decades of efforts to promote development, why is there so much poverty in the world? What are some of the root causes of inequality world-wide and why do poverty, economic transformations and development policies often have different consequences for women and men? This course explores these issues while also examining the history of development itself, its underlying assumptions, and its range of supporters and critics. It considers the various meanings given to development by women and men, primarily as residents of particular regions, but also as aid workers, policy makers and government officials. In considering how development projects and policies are experienced in daily life in urban and rural areas in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Melanesia, this course asks what are the

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21A.338 | 21A.338 | WGS.457 | WGS.457 | anthropology | anthropology | gender | gender | power | power | international development | international development | inequlaity | inequlaity | poverty | poverty | economics | economics | political policy | political policy | women's studies | women's studies | government | government | africa | africa | latin america | latin america | asia | asia | melanesia | melanesia | social policy | social policy | urban | urban | rural | rural | SP.457J | SP.457J | WMN.457J | WMN.457J | SP.457 | SP.457 | WMN.457 | WMN.457

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21A.338J Gender, Power, and International Development (MIT) 21A.338J Gender, Power, and International Development (MIT)

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After decades of efforts to promote development, why is there so much poverty in the world? What are some of the root causes of inequality world-wide and why do poverty, economic transformations and development policies often have different consequences for women and men? This course explores these issues while also examining the history of development itself, its underlying assumptions, and its range of supporters and critics. It considers the various meanings given to development by women and men, primarily as residents of particular regions, but also as aid workers, policy makers and government officials. In considering how development projects and policies are experienced in daily life in urban and rural areas in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Melanesia, this course asks what are the After decades of efforts to promote development, why is there so much poverty in the world? What are some of the root causes of inequality world-wide and why do poverty, economic transformations and development policies often have different consequences for women and men? This course explores these issues while also examining the history of development itself, its underlying assumptions, and its range of supporters and critics. It considers the various meanings given to development by women and men, primarily as residents of particular regions, but also as aid workers, policy makers and government officials. In considering how development projects and policies are experienced in daily life in urban and rural areas in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Melanesia, this course asks what are the

Subjects

21A.338 | 21A.338 | WGS.457 | WGS.457 | anthropology | anthropology | gender | gender | power | power | international development | international development | inequlaity | inequlaity | poverty | poverty | economics | economics | political policy | political policy | women's studies | women's studies | government | government | africa | africa | latin america | latin america | asia | asia | melanesia | melanesia | social policy | social policy | urban | urban | rural | rural | SP.457J | SP.457J | WMN.457J | WMN.457J | SP.457 | SP.457 | WMN.457 | WMN.457

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21A.338J Gender, Power, and International Development (MIT)

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After decades of efforts to promote development, why is there so much poverty in the world? What are some of the root causes of inequality world-wide and why do poverty, economic transformations and development policies often have different consequences for women and men? This course explores these issues while also examining the history of development itself, its underlying assumptions, and its range of supporters and critics. It considers the various meanings given to development by women and men, primarily as residents of particular regions, but also as aid workers, policy makers and government officials. In considering how development projects and policies are experienced in daily life in urban and rural areas in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Melanesia, this course asks what are the

Subjects

21A.338 | WGS.457 | anthropology | gender | power | international development | inequlaity | poverty | economics | political policy | women's studies | government | africa | latin america | asia | melanesia | social policy | urban | rural | SP.457J | WMN.457J | SP.457 | WMN.457

License

Content within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm

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21A.338J Gender, Power, and International Development (MIT)

Description

After decades of efforts to promote development, why is there so much poverty in the world? What are some of the root causes of inequality world-wide and why do poverty, economic transformations and development policies often have different consequences for women and men? This course explores these issues while also examining the history of development itself, its underlying assumptions, and its range of supporters and critics. It considers the various meanings given to development by women and men, primarily as residents of particular regions, but also as aid workers, policy makers and government officials. In considering how development projects and policies are experienced in daily life in urban and rural areas in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Melanesia, this course asks what are the

Subjects

21A.338 | WGS.457 | anthropology | gender | power | international development | inequlaity | poverty | economics | political policy | women's studies | government | africa | latin america | asia | melanesia | social policy | urban | rural | SP.457J | WMN.457J | SP.457 | WMN.457

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21A.338J Gender, Power, and International Development (MIT)

Description

After decades of efforts to promote development, why is there so much poverty in the world? What are some of the root causes of inequality world-wide and why do poverty, economic transformations and development policies often have different consequences for women and men? This course explores these issues while also examining the history of development itself, its underlying assumptions, and its range of supporters and critics. It considers the various meanings given to development by women and men, primarily as residents of particular regions, but also as aid workers, policy makers and government officials. In considering how development projects and policies are experienced in daily life in urban and rural areas in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Melanesia, this course asks what are the

Subjects

21A.338 | WGS.457 | anthropology | gender | power | international development | inequlaity | poverty | economics | political policy | women's studies | government | africa | latin america | asia | melanesia | social policy | urban | rural | SP.457J | WMN.457J | SP.457 | WMN.457

License

Content within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm

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