The Aporia of the Development Encounter: Gender Empowerment, Representation, and Power in Women’s Self-Help Groups in India
Development professionals must acknowledge the critiques of their work, attempt to incorporate the criticisms to improve their approach if possible, and then push ahead with the work of trying to help improve people’s lives. This argument forms the basis of the broader thesis herein. On a more limited scale, this thesis addresses how Indian self-help groups’ discussion of women’s “empowerment” provides the grounds for a practical analysis of gender and development work.
Franklin and Marshall College Archives, Undergraduate Honors Thesis 2007
- F&M Theses Collection