Всего публикаций в данном разделе: 2
Women, Culture, and Development: A Study of Human Capabilities (Wider Studies in Development Economics) [книги]
Опубликовано на портале: 14-07-2005Ред.: Martha Craven Nussbaum, Jonathan Glover
New-York: Oxford University Press, 1995, 496 с.
Women, a majority of the world's population, receive only a small proportion of its opportunities and benefits. According to the 1993 UN Human Development Report, there is no country in the world in which women's quality of life is equal to that of men. This examination of women's quality of life addresses questions which have a particular urgency, and aims to describe the basic situation of all women. The contributors confront the issue of cultural relativism, criticizing the approach which, in its desire to respect different cultural traditions, can result in indifference to injustice. Gender justice and women's equality is then proposed in various areas in which quality of life is measured. Like its predecessor, The Quality of Life, this volume encourages the reader to think critically about the central fundamental concepts used in development economics, and suggests major criticisms of current economic approaches from that fundamental viewpoint. In addition to scholars of women's and gender studies, this work of World Institute for Development Economics Research will be of interest to economists, philosophers, political scientists, and sociologists.
Writings on Cities [книги]
Опубликовано на портале: 27-11-2006Henri Lefebvre, Elizabeth Le Bas
Изд-во: Blackwell Publishing Company, 1995, 264 с.
The work of Henri Lefebvre - the only major French intellectual of the post-war period to give extensive consideration to the city and urban life - received considerable attention among both academics and practitioners of the built environment following the publication in English of The Production of Space. This new collection brings together, for the first time in English, Lefebvre's reflections on the city and urban life written over a span of some twenty years.The selection of writings is contextualized by an introduction - itself a significant contribution to the interpretation of Henri Lefebvre's work - which places the material within the context of Lefebvre's intellectual and political life and times and raises pertinent issues as to their relevance for contemporary debates over such questions as the nature of urban reality, the production of space and modernity.