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'"Children are our wealth and we want them": a difficult pregnancy on Mafia Island, Tanzania'

Caplan, Pat. 1995. '"Children are our wealth and we want them": a difficult pregnancy on Mafia Island, Tanzania'. In: , ed. Women Wielding the Hoe: Lessons from Rural Africa for Feminist Theory and Development Practice. Oxford: Berg Press. ISBN 978-1859730737 [Book Section]

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How effective is western aid-agency intervention in Africa? What can African women do to manage the AIDS crisis? Can western feminist theory be applied to the rural African context? These vital issues, and many others, are considered in this topical book by eminent scholars and development consultants. The book aims to increase awareness of the importance of women agricultural producers to African material development and to expose the western biases that have traditionally pervaded the study of rural African women. The authors' critical analyses of conventional research methodology and key 'women and development' debates over the last three decades will stimulate new research perspectives. Students and scholars of development, development workers and policymakers will all find this book fascinating reading.

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Book Section

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Anthropology

Dates:

DateEvent
1995Published

Item ID:

18239

Date Deposited:

13 May 2016 11:11

Last Modified:

16 Jun 2017 11:00

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/18239

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