By Wendy Harcourt
With unique and interesting contributions, this guide confirms feminist scholarship in improvement reviews as a colourful examine box. It finds the varied ways in which feminist conception and perform tell and form gender research and improvement regulations, bridging generations of feminists from diverse associations, disciplines and regions.
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Understanding these features of the organization of gender in the modern/colonial gender system – the biological dimorphism, the patriarchal and heterosexual organizations of relations – is crucial to an understanding of the differential gender arrangements along “racial” lines. Biological dimorphism, heterosexual patriarchy are all characteristic of what I call the “light” side of the colonial/modern organization of gender. Hegemonically these are written large over the meaning of gender. Quijano seems not to be aware of his accepting this hegemonic meaning of gender.
Writing as a team,4 they have nurtured an important network of scholars that opens up the feminist debate on development via a post-modernist critique of capitalism. In their intellectual project of the decentring of capitalism they show that it is possible to create a more just social and economic world. The vital and ongoing legacy of Gibson-Graham can be seen in the exchange among the essayists in the section as they break through the hegemony of capitalism working from a place-based perspective that allows new economic imaginaries to ﬂourish.
Given the construction of the categories, the intersection misconstrues women of color. So, once intersectionality shows us what is missing, we have ahead of us the task of reconceptualizing the logic of the “intersection” so as to avoid separability. It is only when we perceive gender and race as intermeshed or fused that we actually see women of color. The logic of structural axes shows gender as constituted by and constituting the coloniality of power. In that sense, there is no gender/race separability in Quijano’s model.
The Palgrave Handbook of Gender and Development: Critical Engagements in Feminist Theory and Practice by Wendy Harcourt