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Routledge ISS Gender, Sexuality and Development Studies


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The Routledge ISS Gender, Sexuality and Development Studies series explores the diverse ways in which topics of gender and sexuality relate to international development, both in theory and in practice. The book series aims to publish ‘classical’ gender, sexuality and development themes – such as the sexual and reproductive rights policy debates on population and sustainable development, adolescence and sex education, and policy on abortion – together with cutting edge work on embodiment, queer theory and innovative strategies of resistance to hegemonic discourses of sexuality and gender. The book series will pay special attention to the role of intergenerational power relations and how they interact with different gendered understandings of sexuality at diverse stages in the life cycle.

Wendy Harcourt leads the international editorial board with her colleagues from the renowned International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University The Netherlands. The Board welcomes book proposals from researchers working in all geographic areas with special interest in research undertaken from feminist grounded theory and with marginalized groups in the global South and North. To find out more about how to submit a book proposal, please contact the Development Studies Editor, Helena Hurd ([email protected]) or Wendy Harcourt ([email protected]).

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Sex, Gender and Disability in Nepal: Marginalized Narratives and Policy Reform

Sex, Gender and Disability in Nepal: Marginalized Narratives and Policy Reform

1st Edition

Tulasi Acharya
August 27, 2019

This book explores the sex lives of women with disabilities in Nepal, showing that many women suffer more than men despite prevailing disability policies that emphasize nondiscrimination against people with disabilities. It also argues that far from general perceptions of women as asexual,...

Advancing Gender Equality in Bangladesh: Twenty Years of BRAC’s Gender Quality Action Learning Programme

Advancing Gender Equality in Bangladesh: Twenty Years of BRAC’s Gender Quality Action Learning Programme

1st Edition

Rieky Stuart, Aruna Rao, David Kelleher, Sheepa Hafiza, Carol Miller, Hasne Ara Begum
June 10, 2019

In 1994, BRAC, the world's largest NGO, made headlines by putting women's rights centre stage in Bangladesh, one of the poorest countries in the world. The Gender Quality Action Learning (GQAL) Programme was one of the very first large-scale efforts to mainstream gender equality and aimed to weave...

Teenage Pregnancy and Education in the Global South: The Case of Mozambique

Teenage Pregnancy and Education in the Global South: The Case of Mozambique

1st Edition

Francesca Salvi
April 30, 2019

Teenage pregnancy is seen as a problem by researchers and policymakers alike all over the world, but particularly so in the context of developing countries. Here, it is seen as an obstacle to personal and national development, exacerbating the gender gap in education, and placing an additional...

Negotiating Gender Equity in the Global South (Open Access): The Politics of Domestic Violence Policy

Negotiating Gender Equity in the Global South (Open Access): The Politics of Domestic Violence Policy

1st Edition

Sohela Nazneen, Sam Hickey, Eleni Sifaki
March 07, 2019

The Open Access version of this book, available at https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351245623, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.  The fact that women have achieved higher levels of political inclusion within low- and...

Masculinity and Modern Slavery in Nepal: Transitions into Freedom

Masculinity and Modern Slavery in Nepal: Transitions into Freedom

1st Edition

Matthew Maycock
December 11, 2018

South Asia is the region with the highest number of slaves globally according to the Global Slavery Index. Bonded labour affects between 15 and 20 million labourers within the region, and is shaped by locally specific interconnections between ethnicity, class, caste and, critically, gender...

Gender Justice and Human Rights in International Development Assistance: Transcending Universal Divisions

Gender Justice and Human Rights in International Development Assistance: Transcending Universal Divisions

1st Edition

Sarah Forti
September 19, 2018

Gender Justice and Human Rights in International Development Assistance provides a critical analysis of how frameworks of gender equality play out in the field of international development assistance, at theoretical, international legislative and policy levels, donor and national policy levels and...

Gender Responsive Budgeting in Fragile States: The Case of Timor-Leste

Gender Responsive Budgeting in Fragile States: The Case of Timor-Leste

1st Edition

Monica Costa
August 15, 2017

A growing number of governments have made commitments to achieving gender equality and women's rights, with many using gender responsive budgeting (GRB) to allocate resources for the delivery of economic policy and governance that benefit men and women equally. At a time when GRB is...

Global Trends in Land Tenure Reform: Gender Impacts

Global Trends in Land Tenure Reform: Gender Impacts

1st Edition

Caroline S. Archambault, Annelies Zoomers
February 16, 2015

This book explores the gendered dimensions of recent land governance transformations across the globe in the wake of unprecedented pressures on land and natural resources. These complex contemporary forces are reconfiguring livelihoods and impacting women’s positions, their tenure security and...

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