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Author Hertzog, Esther.

Title Patrons of women : literacy projects and gender development in rural Nepal / Esther Hertzog.

Imprint New York : Berghahn Books, 2011.


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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 259 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
data file rda
Series Online access: OAPEN Open Research Library (ORL)
Online access: OAPEN DOAB Directory of Open Access Books.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The vulnerable patron: playing the role of a foreign gender consultant -- Instrumental patronage: Leon and Hanna -- Marginalizing economic activities, profiting from literacy classes -- The role of economic activities in negotiating consent -- The seminar: the successful failure of the women's empowerment project -- Gender and the phantom budget.
Note Print version record.
Summary Assuming that women's empowerment would accelerate the pace of social change in rural Nepal, the World Bank urged the Nepali government to undertake a "Gender Activities Project" within an ongoing long-term water-engineering scheme. The author, an anthropologist specializing in bureaucratic organizations and gender studies, was hired to monitor the project. Analyzing her own experience as a practicing "development expert," she demonstrates that the professed goal of "women's empowerment" is a pretext for promoting economic organizational goals and the interests of.
Note This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license
Subject Literacy programs -- Nepal.
Rural women -- Nepal -- Social conditions.
Women in rural development -- Nepal.
Sex discrimination against women -- Nepal.
Femmes dans le développement rural -- Népal.
Discrimination à l'égard des femmes -- Népal.
EDUCATION -- Administration -- General.
EDUCATION -- Educational Policy & Reform -- General.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
Literacy programs. (OCoLC)fst00999898
Rural women -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01101909
Sex discrimination against women. (OCoLC)fst01114376
Women in rural development. (OCoLC)fst01177966
Nepal. (OCoLC)fst01206102
Other Form: Print version: Hertzog, Esther. Patrons of women. New York : Berghahn Books, 2011 (DLC) 2011000952
ISBN 9781845459857 (electronic bk.)
1845459857 (electronic bk.)
9781789206418 (electronic bk.)
1789206413 (electronic bk.)
9781845457686 (hardback ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000048838561
AU@ 000055768306
DEBSZ 423075977
DEBSZ 431007896
UKMGB 018404127

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