International Political Economy Series

The Political Economy of Gender in the Twentieth-Century Caribbean

Authors: Barriteau, V.

Buy this book

eBook $74.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-230-50816-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-333-73282-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-40716-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

Eudine Barriteau exposes the precarious position of women in twentieth century Caribbean societies through analyzing the operations of gender systems. She reveals the absence of gender justice and equity, and demonstrates that after twenty-five years of policies on women, Caribbean societies still have not confronted the fundamental problem of women's subordination and the conditions that maintain this. The strategies used by developing states to focus on women are criticised as inadequate and it is recommended that state and society pay more attention to understanding the lives of women.

About the authors

EUDINE BARRITEAU is Director of the Centre for Gender and Development Studies at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados. She has been a Publications Specialist at UNESCO/CARNEID and a trained teacher at St. George Secondary School, Barbados.

Reviews

'This is a timely contribution to the debates on gender issues in the Caribbean. ..this book would seve as an excellent textbook for undergraduate students in courses on gender and development, as it pushes against commonly accepted tenets of gender relations in the Caribbean. Barriteau is to be commended for writing a thoughtful book that pushes against conventional perceptions of Caribbean women as essentially favoured economic and political citizens.' - Lyla Brown, Black and Asian Studies Association


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Mapping the Terrain

    Barriteau, Eudine

    Pages 1-19

  • Theorizing the State and Gender Systems in the Twentieth-Century Caribbean

    Barriteau, Eudine

    Pages 20-44

  • Women and Gender Relations in the Twentieth-Century Caribbean

    Barriteau, Eudine

    Pages 45-73

  • Constructing Gender Containing Women: Promoting Gender Equity in Caribbean States

    Barriteau, Eudine

    Pages 74-94

  • Gender Systems in an Independent Caribbean State: the Barbadian Case

    Barriteau, Eudine

    Pages 95-120

Buy this book

eBook $74.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-230-50816-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-333-73282-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-40716-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Political Economy of Gender in the Twentieth-Century Caribbean
Authors
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-50816-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230508163
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-73282-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-40716-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 214
Topics