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The Daughters of Development: Women in a Changing Environment

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This is a powerful feminist critique of the 'Western' concept of development. It is also an attempt to rediscover and rehabilitate traditional indigenous knowledge as an important basis for empowering women and re-establishing the foundation of reciprocity in North-South dialogue.

The author looks at the wreckage "progress" has wreaked on the lives of Thai sex workers and
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Paperback, 176 pages
Published May 1st 1998 by Zed Books
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Nov 01, 2011 C. rated it really liked it
This is a strange little book. In many ways it seems a little naive: essentially it is a summary of other people's work on development, with the author's main original contribution being a short exposition about what development has meant for her mother and for herself, as women from a "developing" country (Thailand). She is clearly aware of academic writing conventions, and she does follow them, but often in a way that seems slightly "off", and some of what she says - particularly about prostit ...more
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Jul 11, 2007 Brian rated it really liked it
This should be a required text in any undergraduate course dealing with development, women and/or environmentalism in the global South. I can't help but think of Sittirak as a Thai Vandana Shiva, though her writing is even more accessible.
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