Third World feminist perspectives on development, NGOs, the de-politicization of palestinian women's movements and learning in struggle

  • Author / Creator
    Goudar, Natasha
  • This exploratory case study examines the proposition that development NGOs are playing an active part in the de-politicization of Palestinian women's movements fight for independence and liberation from occupation by advancing the “development project’s” (McMicheal, 1996) push for Western conceptions of democratisation and modernisation as being the key to economic and social development of Palestinian society, while disregarding the current state of occupation (Jad, 2003). The application of Third World feminist perspectives allows for the examination of structural and systemic forms of oppression that encourage women’s struggles and names ways that women have taken action to make positive libratory social change in the face of systems of domination such as capitalism and western-led international development. Education and knowledge production are implicated in this process of NGO-led de-politicization (NGO-ization) of Palestinian women’s movements.

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    Master of Education
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    University of Alberta
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    • Educational Policy Studies
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Dip Kapoor (Educational Policy Studies
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Janice Wallace (Educational Policy Studies)
    • Souryan Mookerjea (Sociology)