Every now and then, a book comes along that has the potential to widen the compass and shift the terms of debate in a research field in a decisive manner. Kathryn Moeller’s The Gender Effect is precisely such a book for the field of global development studies, and especially for critical research on the politics of gender, poverty, and development. Of course, the fact that women in the global South have come to occupy a pivotal role in neoliberal development regimes is well known. It has been established, in particular, through the pathbreaking work of scholars such as Katharine Rankin and Ananya Roy, who have shown how microfinance posits women as…
SOURCE: Moeller, Kathryn. “The Gender Effect: Capitalism, Feminism, and the Corporate Politics of Development.” Oxford University Press, 1 December 2018.
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