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Women, Livelihoods and Socio-Economic Growth: Emerging Development Alternatives

George O. Tsobanoglou (Editor) Empowering Women Worldwide Series

This book is a contribution to the ever growing fields of sociology of women working across countries with different socio-political, cultural settings. A number of these studies were presented during meetings of the Research Committee # 26 (Sociotechnics and Sociological Practice) of the International Sociological Association in South Africa and Europe during the past few years.

The Chapters include studies of international scholars on: (1) "Escape from Poverty and Social Exclusion", (2) "Female Ethnic Entrepreneurship in Spain", (3) "Women and the Indormal Economy in New Orleans", (4) "Critival Issues in the Economic Development of Rural Women", (5) "Globlization, Employment and the Empowerment of Women in Turkey", (6) "A case study of local feminist resistance to globalization", (7) "Neighbourhoods: economic producation and well-being", (8) "Social Capital, Enterpreneurship and Economic Growth in Rural Latin America", (9) "The Global Marketing of Body Image Disturbance: Mass Media as a Mediating Structure between Global Capital and Women's Bodies", (10) "Securing women's rights without underminning their livelihoods", (11) "Rural development and the role of women's cooperativers", (12) "Aspects of gender relations in the Greek Industry", and, (13) "a study on "Society of knowledge-Freedom in Women's Education: A Case Study of India".

All in all, these studies enhance the fascinating field of sociology of women, hoping to contribute to the current international and national debates.

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About the author

George O. Tsobanoglou

George O. Tsobanoglou, B.A., M.A., Mac Master Universiy, Canada. He was guest Researcher at the Work-Life Centre, Stockholm, the Institute of Sociology, University of Oslo, Staff Researcher at the Institute of Social Research, Oslo, Norway, London School of Economics and taught at Carleton University and the University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He teaches at the Sociology Department, University of the Aegean, Mytilini, Greece and directs the Sociology of Work Laboratory there. His areas of interest are: social integration and local development, equality issues, social inclusion and the social economy across the world. He is the President of the International Sociological Association, Research Committee on Sociotecnics- Sociological Practice, (ISA-RC26).

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Bibliographic information

Title Women, Livelihoods and Socio-Economic Growth: Emerging Development Alternatives
Format Hardcover
Date published: 14.09.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher The Women Press
Language: English
isbn 8189110292, 9788189110291
length x+374p., Tables; Graphs; 23cm.