Gender Development & Globalization

Questions:Write a reflection on Alston’s and Beneria’s introductions. Is it possible to apply the analysis in Beneria’s introduction (which is not specific to South Asia) to the statistics, information and analysis specific to South Asia in UNICEF’s video and Alston’s introduction? How?What has the impact of COVID-19 been in South Asia?Youtube:UNICEF ROSA. 2017. Gender Equality in South Asia https://youtu.be/Il0FBbjThfY Reading: Margaret Alston.2014. Introduction: Women, Political Struggles and Activism: Exploring the Lives of Women in South Asia. In M. Alston (ed.) Women, Political Struggle and Gender equality in South Asia. Palgrave Macmillan. (read only the introduction, no need to read the subsection on the structure of the book). https://books.google.com/books id=Rz1vBAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false Beneria et. al. Read the introduction.  The Lakshmi Mittal and Family Institute, Harvard University. COVID-19: On-the-Ground Perspectives from South Asia. https://mittalsouthasiainstitute.harvard.edu/2020/03/covid-19-on-the-ground-perspectives-from-south-asia/ 593831616 July: An opportunity for Extra Academic Credit/Virtual Event: Sexing the Blue Tide: The Backlash against sexual and gender justice in Latin America (12 noon – 1PM ET/Boston Time)  Please register for and attend this event and write a 1-2 pages reflection on the event and on the reading below. Please post your reflection on Blackboard. To register for free, please click on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sexing-the-blue-tide-the-backlash-against-gender-justice-in-latin-america-registration-112589883372 Speakers: Constanza Tabbush (UN / CONICET Argentina / University of Buenos Aires) and Jonathan Bell (UCL Americas) Reading: Elisabeth Jay Friedman (ed.). 2018. Seeking Rights from the Left: Gender, Sexuality, and the Latin American Pink Tide. Read the Introduction before the event. https://www.dukeupress.edu/Assets/PubMaterials/978-1-4780-0152-2_601.pdf Due 20 July 2002Session 3 (21 July): Development as an Interdisciplinary Field/Development as Discourse  Questions: According to Escobar, development is a historically produced discourse about power. Discuss. • What does Escobar mean? • What would viewing development as a historically produced discourse entail? • How do we overcome the pitfalls of development, according to Escobar Arturo Escobar. 2011. Introduction: Development and the Anthropology of Modernity. In Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third World. Princeton, Princeton University Press. Pp. 3-17 (ebook at the Healey Library) also available on the publisher’s website: http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/s9564.pdf 6947217Session 4 (23 July) The Study of Women, Gender and Development  Source: UNESCO Questions: • Beneria argues that feminist research and writing have had important impact on various academic disciplines since the 1970s: o In what ways has feminist scholarship and writing impacted different disciplines? o What was the specific impact on the field of economics? • What is the ‘add women and stir’ approach to development and economics? What are the shortcomings of this approach? • According to Saleh and Cash, “Activists have accused the government of creating a socioeconomic crisis through its public health interventions.” Discuss. What recommendations do the authors make so COVID-19 responses do not exacerbate global inequalities, especially with regard to South Asia?

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