Table of Contents

irene_tinker_visioning_an_equitable_worldVisioning an equitable world for women: an intellectual memoir

Available Feb 29, 2016 on

Irene Tinker

Table of Contents






Section I: Political Theory, Democracy, and Elections


  • Case studies of elections during India’s First General Election
  • America: Melting Pot or Plural Society?
  • The First General Elections in India and Indonesia
  • Quotas for Women in elected legislatures: do they really empower women?
  • Assumptions and Realities: Electoral Quotas for women


Section 2: Education for all


  • The Underprepared College Student
  • Federal City College: How Black?
  • Reaching Poor Women in Nepal: Do Literacy Programs Really Work?


Section 3: Population and Family Planning


Cultural and Population Change – excerpts






Section 1: Activism in the Nation’s Capital


  • Women in Washington: Advocates for Public Policy

– introduction and conclusion

  • Letter from Canton
  • Radcliffe Alumni Award citation and response


Section 2: Influencing Development Policy


  • Feminist Values: Ethnocentric or Universal?
  • Women in Development
  • Utilizing interdisciplinarity to analyze global socio-economic change: a Tribute to Ester Boserup
  • The Adverse Impact of Development on Women
  • The Making of the Field: Advocates, Practitioners, and Scholars
  • Women in Developing Societies: Economic Independence Is Not Enough
  • NGOs: an alternate power base for women?
  • The State and the Family: Planning for Equitable Futures in Developing Countries.


Section 3: Influencing Global Policy through UN conferences


  • A Feminist View of Copenhagen
  • A Personal Review and Appraisal of Nairobi
  • UN Decade for Women: Its Impact and Legacy
  • The Fourth World Conference for Women in Beijing; the NGO Forum in Huairou


Section 4: Women’s work in the rural economy


  • Women in North American Farms
  • Women in African Development [including citation from Rural Sociology]
  • New Technologies for Food-Related Activities: An Equity Strategy
  • The Real Rural Energy Crisis: Women’s Time
  • Women, Donors, and Community Forestry in Nepal: Expectations and Realities


Section 5: Women making money


  • Credit for Poor Women: Necessary But Not Always Sufficient For Change
  • Alleviating Poverty: Investing in Women’s Work
  • The Urban Street Food Trade: Regional Variations of Women’s Involvement
  • Street Foods: Urban Food and Employment in Developing Countries – chapter 9
  • Microentrepreneurs and Homeworkers: Convergent Categories


Section 6: Food and shelter in urban area


  • Women and Shelter: combining women’s roles
  • Beyond Economics: Sheltering the Whole Woman
  • Women’s Empowerment through Rights to House and Land
  • The Invisibility of Urban Food Production
  • Urban Agriculture is already Feeding Cities
  • Feeding Megacities: a Worldwide Viewpoint


Section 7: HERstory of women and development: from then to now


  • Ideas into Action
  • Challenging wisdom, changing policies: the women and development movement
  • Many Paths to Power: women in Contemporary Asia
  • Empowerment Just Happened: the Unexpected Expansion of Women’s Organizations
  • Women’s Economic Roles and the Development Paradigm
  • The Camel’s Nose: Women Infiltrate the Development Project


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