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- DescriptionIn Dilemmas of Difference Sarah A. Radcliffe explores the relationship of rural indigeus women in Ecuador to the development policies and actors that are ostensibly there to help ameliorate social and ecomic inequality. Radcliffe finds that development policies's inability to recognize and reckon with the legacies of colonialism reinforces long-standing social hierarchies, thereby reproducing the very poverty and disempowerment they are there to solve. This ineffectiveness results from failures to ackwledge the local population's diversity and a lack of accounting for the complex intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, class, and geography. As a result, projects often fail to match beneficiaries' needs, certain groups are made invisible, and indigeus women become excluded from positions of authority. Drawing from a mix of ethgraphic fieldwork and postcolonial and social theory, Radcliffe centers the perspectives of indigeus women to show how they craft practices and epistemologies that critique ineffective development methods, inform their political agendas, and shape their strategic interventions in public policy debates.
- Author BiographySarah A. Radcliffe is Professor of Latin American Geography at the University of Cambridge and coauthor of Indigenous Development in the Andes: Culture, Power, and Transnationalism, also published by Duke University Press.
- Author(s)Sarah A. Radcliffe
- PublisherDuke University Press
- Date of Publication30/10/2015
- SubjectGender Studies / Gay & Lesbian Studies
- Place of PublicationNorth Carolina
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintDuke University Press
- Content Note20 illustrations
- Weight658 g
- Width157 mm
- Height236 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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