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Patriarchy and Development: Women's Positions at the End of the Twentieth Century

Valentine M. Moghadam


At the end of the 20th century, after four world conferences on women, debates on the impact of economic development on the lives and status of women — including their life-options and opportunities for betterment — continue unresolved. Is patriarchy on the decline, or is it merely its form that is changing? What effect does development have on gender relations, and how do patriarchal structures affect the development process? The chapters in this book were written for a UNU/WIDER research conference convened to explore two parallel phenomena: the changing position of women and gender relation ... More

Keywords: women, patriarchy, gender relations, industrialization, wage work, development, state policies

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Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198290230
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198290230.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Valentine M. Moghadam, editor
UNU/WIDER, Helsinki

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Introduction and Overview

Valentine M. Moghadam

Part I Historical and Theoretical Perspectives

Part II Industrialization, The State, and Female Labour