This book uses the Anglophone Caribbean as its site of critique to explore two important questions within development studies. First, to what extent has the United Nations' call to implement gender-mainstreaming projects resulted in the realization of gender equity for women within developing societies? Second, does gender-mainstreaming have the conceptual, operational, and technical capacities to address the centrality of the body in 21st-century lobbies for gender equity? In answering these questions, Rowley examines such issues as reproductive rights and equity, sexual harassment, and sexual minorities' rights.
Table of Contents
1. Mapping the Terrains of Gender Equity: Gender Mainstreaming, Contexts, Compromises, and Conflicts 2. Crafting Maternal Citizens: Historicizing Institutional Subjectivities Within Gender Mainstreaming 3. Co-opting Gender and Bureaucratizing Feminism: Exploring Equity through the Institutionalization of "Gender" 4. Reproducing Citizenship: A 20/20 Vision of Women’s Reproductive Rights and Equity 5. Keeping the Mainstream in Its Place: Sexual Harassment and Gender Equity in the Workplace 6. Development and Identity Politics: Securing Sexual Citizenship
Michelle V. Rowley is assistant professor of women's studies at the University of Maryland. She has published articles in Feminist Studies, Small Axe, and Social and Economic Studies.