Societies in Transition
The Focus on Gender series makes available in book form the contents of the Oxfam journal Gender and Development. Highlighting practice as well as theory, the thematic series makes the resource available to students, researchers, practitioners and policy makers interested in particular topics. Change and upheaval are a way of life for millions of women and men throughout the world, who survive conflict, economic and political crises in addition to life-cycle transitions such as ageing. The articles in this work assert that, while transition creates hardship and trauma, it can give women an opportunity to challenge the negative aspects of relations between the sexes.
|Gender, change and insecurity - theoretical issues and practical concerns|
|Women, war and transition|
|Judy El-Bushra and Cecile Mukarubuga|
|Algerian women and political choice - a time of transition|
|Women's political participation in Mozambique's democratic transition|
|Gender, culture and later life - a dilemma for contemporary feminism|
|Coping with transition through organization - Techiman market, Ghana|
|Carolyne Dennis and Ernestina Peprah|
|Gendered Transitions - a review essay|
|Interview - Susan Cueva on migrant workers|
|Book review - Arms to fight, arms to protect: Women speak out about conflict|
|(eds Bennet O, Bexley J, and Warnock K)|
|Index to volume.|
Caroline Sweetman is Editor of the international journal Gender & Development and works for Oxfam GB.