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Manufacturing Urgency - The Development Industry and Violence Against Women

Manufacturing Urgency

The Development Industry and Violence Against Women

Paperback : 9780889774711, 240 pages, May 2017

Table of contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introductions
CHAPTER 1
Hillary Clinton Cares about Violence against Women
CHAPTER 2
The World Bank Cares about Violence against Women
CHAPTER 3
The United Nations Want You to Care about Violence against Women
Conclusion
References
Index
 

Description

"Absorbing and smart." Elisabeth M. Pr?gl, author of Transforming Masculine Rule

Manufacturing Urgency investigates anti-violence policies in international development, demonstrating that strategies intended to end violence against women are constructed to serve ends other than the needs of women.

Through careful consideration of anti-violence initiatives--including "The Hillary Doctrine," the World Bank's "The Cost of Violence," and the United Nation's "UNiTE To End Violence Against Women" campaigns--Corinne Mason shows how these projects are technocratic, depoliticized, and executed in a manner that serves the interest of neoliberal economic growth and security concerns, at the expense of a more holistic, effective, and accountable approach.

"An impressive contribution....Mason's work is transdisciplinary, and theoretically sophisticated. She weaves together critical race, disability and feminist theory, literature on violence, development studies and their impact on policy with beautiful results. Undoubtedly, this book will situate her among the leading thinkers in the fields of transnational feminism and development." Elora Halim Chowdhury, author of Transnationalism Reversed: Women Organizing Against Gendered Violence in Bangladesh

Reviews

"An exceptionally well researched, written, organized and presented work of substantial and original scholarship." Helen Dumont, Midwest Book Review