IDS Bulletin Vol. 28 Nos. 3

From ‘Rotten Wives’ to ‘Good Mothers’:

Published on 1 July 1997

Summaries This article encompasses a critical review of new collective models of the household, together with a discussion of gender power and its key implications. These include understanding ‘the household’ as a political arena; how intra?household negotiations are simultaneously material and discursive; how they both reflect and alter the ways women and men are engaged in other arenas; and the importance of gender as a constitutive force shaping economic processes.

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Hart, G. (1997) From ‘Rotten Wives’ to ‘Good Mothers’: . IDS Bulletin 28(3): 14-25

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Institute of Development Studies
Hart, Gillian


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