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The book looks at women’s resource based livelihood in the wider context of development viewed through lens of citizenship rights… The book will be of interest to a wide variety of readers including research institutions, NGOs, donor agencies, practitioners and students working in the field of gender, environment, development and natural resource management. The editor and contributors deserve compliments of the readers for their endeavour. A useful contribution.
The book is not simply about the constraints on women. It is rather an anthology of compelling stories of grassroots struggles by women for their livelihood and citizenship rights…the introduction by Sumi Krishna provides the reader with a good historical and theoretical understanding of development, livelihood and citizenship…there should be no doubt about the utility of the book.
The essays in this volume provide a rich wealth of information and analysis….a rich grounded set of studies that provides analyses that will be informative to scholars interested in development, gender and equity as well as to activists and policymakers in the field of economic development.
Women’s Livelihood Rights is a good body of research that reads the gaps and fissures in the implementation of policies laid down for the betterment of women. An interdisciplinary book, it dexterously weaves together a historical perspective on varied dimensions of women’s livelihood, development and citizenship.
The book weaves together a historical perspective on different dimensions of livelihood, development and citizenship. It argues that the concept of citizenship must include ways of life and livelihood to enable women to take their legitimate space as productive human beings.
A significant contribution in a valuable compilation indeed.
The strong message across this volume is that feminist policies have to network strategicaly with other struggles in order to counter the resistance of traditional and contmporary patriarchal structures, and to work towards recasting ciizenship for a gender-positive development that ensures women’s livelihood rights.