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Women in agriculture in the Middle East /
edited by Pnina Motzafi-Haller.
imprint
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2005.
description
viii, 177 p.
ISBN
0754619206 (alk. paper)
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Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2005.
isbn
0754619206 (alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction -- Introducing gender into a regional agricultural development project in the Middle East: professional and political challenges -- Women in agriculture in Jordan -- Women in agricultural production in the Palestinian Authority -- A critical assessment of research on gender in the Israeli rural sector -- Gender and agriculture in Egypt -- An annotated bibliography on women and development in Egypt -- Synthesis of database and research on gender in agriculture in Egypt, Jordan, the Palestinian Authority and Israel -- Conclusion.
catalogue key
5500940
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This volume provides in-depth comparative studies of women's participation in agriculture in four Middle Eastern countries. Each study is set in context, providing an overview of women's status in the national economy and society and analyzing how tradition, education and law determine that status.
Main Description
Based on a collaborative research project an exciting fruit of the region's peace process this book provides an in-depth examination and comparison of women's participation in agricultural production in four Middle-Eastern countries: Egypt, Jordan, Palestine and Israel.
Long Description
Based on a collaborative research project - an exciting fruit of the region's peace process - this book provides an in-depth examination and comparison of women's participation in agricultural production in four Middle-Eastern countries: Egypt, Jordan, Palestine and Israel.Each of the country studies is set in context, providing an overview of the status of women in the national economy and society, and in education and law, before proceeding to analyze the status and roles of women in the rural sector. These up-to-date overviews are based on published and unpublished data, much of which is available for the first time in English.But the book can also be read as a fascinating story of the way gender is introduced into a complex political setting where development work is done. It offers a reflexive, critical examination of the very process of its own production and some general observations about the links between academic and development-centred discourses.
Table of Contents
Introducing gender into a regional agricultural development project in the Middle East: professional and political challenges
Women in agriculture in Jordan
Women in agricultural production in the Palestinian authority
A critical assessment of research on gender in the Israeli rural sector
Gender and agriculture in Egypt
An annotated bibliography on women and development in Egypt
Conclusions: the politics of producing knowledge in development - gender in rural production
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