For some years now IAFFE has set aside time at the end of the membership meeting, both at the annual Conference and at the joint meeting with the Allied Social Science Association, to celebrate the publication of new books by our members. Authors are invited to stand and say a few words about their work and we encourage those unable to come to send a brief description of the book which can be read to the attendees. Because many members are not able to attend both meetings, each book is presented twice.
The main purpose of the Author Celebration has been to provide members with information about books of interest. Beyond that, however, it has been a very pleasant way to finish what otherwise inevitably tends to be a somewhat routine occasion on a high note, to provide an additional reward for the authors, and may even inspire some of our members to try to join the ranks of those whose work will be celebrated in future years. The person currently designated by the board to organize the celebration at the ASSA meeting is Nina Banks, she can be contacted at nbanks(AT)bucknell.edu if you are a member of IAFFE and have a new book that you would like to have included in the Author Celebration. The person currently designated by the board to organize the celebration at the Annual Conference in is Ranjula Bali Swain, she can be contacted at Ranjula.Bali(AT)nek.uu.se
IAFFE Author Celebration
San Diego, January 2013
Eudine Barriteau, ed. Love and Power: Caribbean Discourses on Gender, UWI Press, 2012.
The volume offers a significant contribution to Caribbean thought by documenting the work of scholars who are creating a multidisciplinary language on relations of gender by problematizing the intersections of love and power, love and the power of the erotic, and gender and the love of power.
Handan Çağlayan, Şemsa Özar, Ayşe Tepe Doğan. Ne Değişti? Kürt Kadınların Zorunlu Göç Deneyimi (What Has Changed? Experiences of Internally Displaced Kurdish Women) Publisher: Ayizi Kitap, 2011.
The book focuses on displaced Kurdish women’s education and employment conditions; family relations; and their struggle against exclusion in Istanbul.
Alba Carosio, coordinator. Feminism and Social Change in Latin America and the Caribbean, CLACSO, 2012.
This volume analyzes the impact of changes in the region on the daily lives of women, and the influence and impact of intellectual contributions and feminist mobilizations on these changes.
Valeria Esquivel, editor. (Feminist Economics from Latin America: Current Debates). ONU-MUJERES, 2012
Latin American feminist economists scholars produce situated analyses of diverse aspects of Latin American economies from a feminist economics perspective, bringing about both theoretical and empirical analyses that lie at the crossroads of the long-standing structuralist tradition in economics, Latin American feminism, and the contributions of Feminist Economics.
Valeria Esquivel. The Care Economy in Latin America: Putting Care at the Centre of the Agenda. UNDP’s Regional Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean, Gender Practice Area, 2011.
This provides a conceptual clarification of the care economy, and discusses the limits and peculiarities facing the construction of an agenda of care within a framework of gender equality for Latin America.
Alicia Girón and Eugenia Correa, El Exilio Femenino en México (Women's Exile in Mexico). Madrid : Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo, 2011.
This anthology records the experiences of women who went into exile from Spain after the Spanish Civil War, and who relocated to Mexico, both through their own personal memoirs and through their academic works.
Ulla Grapard and Gillian Hewitson, eds. Robinson Crusoe's Economic Man: A Construction and Deconstruction. Routledge, 2011.
In this book, economists and literary scholars examine the uses to which the Robinson Crusoe figure has been put by the economics discipline since the publication of Defoe’s novel in 1719, using poststructuralist, feminist, postcolonial, Marxist and literary criticism approaches.
Devaki Jain and Diane Elson, eds. Harvesting Feminist Knowledge for Public Policy: Rebuilding Progress. Sage, 2012.
This edited volume brings together 14 essays by feminist thinkers from different parts of the world, reflecting on the flaws in the current patterns of development and arguing for political, economic, and social changes to promote equality and sustainability.
Nicky Pouw and Isa Baud, eds. Local Governance and Poverty in Developing Nations, New York: Routledge, 2011.
This volume examines the persistence of poverty - both rural and urban - in developing countries by exploring the roles of governments, NGOs, and CSOs in national and sub-national agenda-setting, policy-making, and poverty-reduction strategies.
Ruth Pearson and Kyoko Kusakabe. Thailand's Hidden Workforce: Burmese Migrant Women Factory Workers. Zed Books, 2012.
This book ventures into a part of the global economy rarely witnessed by Western observers, providing the reader with a gendered account of the role of women migrant workers in Thailand's factories and interrogating the ways in which they strategize about their families and their futures.
Yana Rogers. Maternal Employment and Child Health: Global Issues and Policy Solutions, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011.
This book studies links between maternal employment and children’s health using data associated with three indicators of children’s nutritional status: birth size, stunting, and wasting.
Ranjula Bali Swain. The Microfinance Impact: Self Help Groups Bank Linkage Programme in India, Routledge 2012.
This book presents a comprehensive scientific assessment of the impact of the Self Help Group Bank Linkage Programme (SBLP) on the member households, showing that vulnerability declines for the more mature SHG members, for villages with better infrastructure, and for SHGs that are formed by NGOs and linked by banks.
Fatma Gül Ünal, Land Ownership Inequality and Rural Factor Markets in Turkey: A Study for Critically Evaluating Market Friendly Reforms. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
This book investigates the effectiveness and efficiency of land and labor markets in spreading economic opportunities within agriculture, highlighting the "connectedness" between land ownership inequality and how markets mediate economic opportunities to people.
Salimah Valiani, Rethinking Unequal Exchange: The Global Integration of Nursing Labour Markets. Univ. of Toronto Press, 2012.
This book traces the structural forces that have created the conditions for the increasing use, production, circulation, and exploitation of temporary migrant nurses worldwide, focusing on conditions in the Phillipines, U.S., and Canada.
Brigitte Young, Isabella Bakker, Diane Elson, ed., Questioning Financial Governance from a Feminist Perspective, Routledge, 2011.
This book discusses biases in financial policy rules that have gender (as well as class and race-based) outcomes, including deflationary bias, male breadwinner bias, and commodification bias, and adding two new biases: risk bias and creditor bias.
Zhang, Liqin, Du Fenglian, and Dong Xiao-yuan. Gender and Development: Empirical Research Methods, Beijing: Social Science Press, 2012.
Seventeen program trainees from 15 universities wrote chapters for this book.