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Author Kwiatkowski, Lynn M.

Title Struggling with development : the politics of hunger and gender in the Philippines / Lynn M. Kwiatkowski
Published Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, [1998]


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Description xii, 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Developing Hunger in the Philippines -- 3. Gendered Experiences in Ifugao -- 4. Violence and Uncertainty -- 5. Spirituality and Hunger -- 6. Interpreting Hunger Biomedically -- 7. Maintaining Inequality -- 8. Power and Contradiction: Unlikely Alliances -- 9. Conclusion
Summary Struggling with Development is a study of the complex relationships among international development, hunger, and gender in the context of political violence in the Philippines. This ethnography demonstrates that gender-specific international development, which has among its main goals the alleviation of hunger in women and children and the raising of women's social position, has instead perpetuated the problems of hunger and gender inequality in societies. Lynn Kwiatkowski also demonstrates how health care has been used in a variety of ways by different groups to serve ends other than the reduction of hunger or illness, including religious healing and military and revolutionary healing generated during the internal political conflict in the Philippines. Struggling with Development will be useful for advanced courses in medical anthropology and sociology, gender studies, development studies, and Asian studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-339) and index
Subject Malnutrition -- Political aspects -- Philippines.
Sex role -- Political aspects -- Philippines.
Women in development -- Philippines.
Women, Ifugao -- Economic conditions.
Women, Ifugao -- Health and hygiene.
Women, Ifugao -- Nutrition.
Philippines -- Economic policy.
Philippines -- Social policy.
LC no. 98018420
ISBN 081333408X (hardcover : alk. paper)
0813337844 (paperback)