HS 494 : Women in Third World Development

         The impact of development of women.  Work: gender division of labour, women in agriculture, home-based workers, export-oriented industries especially textile/garment and electronics industry.  The impact of technology on women's work.  National and International migration of women: third world women workers especially domestic workers and nurses in developed countries.  Women in tourism industry and impact of sex tourism.  Sustainable development: deforestation and the quality of women's lives.  Empowering women: literacy, employment and political participation.  Assessment of development programs and projects from a feminist perspective.   

Texts/References

Momsen, J. & Kinnaird, V., "Different Places, Different Voices: Gender and Development in Africa, Asia and Latin America", Routledge: London, 1993.   

Momsen, J., "Women and Development in the Third World", Routledge: London, 1991.   

Ostergaard, L., "Gender and Development", Routledge: London, 1992.   

Mies, M. "Housewives Produce for the World Market: The Lace-makers of Narsapur", ILO, Geneva, 1980.   

Rose, K., "Where Women are Leaders: The SEWA Movemenr in India", Zed: London, 1992.