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Author Murdock, Donna F., 1960-

Title When women have wings : feminism and development in Medellín, Colombia / Donna F. Murdock.

Published Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.420986126 MURD    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 259 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-256) and index.
Contents Ch. 1. When Women Have Wings -- Ch. 2. Professionalizing CFL: From Collective to "Social Company" -- Ch. 3. A Little Space: Feminism in the Women's Center -- Ch. 4. Debating Autonomy in the Women's Center -- Ch. 5. The Trouble with Education -- Ch. 6. Participating between the Wall and the Sword -- Ch. 7. Working for Life -- Ch. 8. The Fragile Wings of Hope -- Ch. 9. Epilogue.
Summary "In When Women Have Wings, Donna F. Murdock provides an insightful and detailed look at the tensions, contradictions, and positive moments apparent in a women's development project in Medellin, Colombia. Based on sixteen months of ethnographic field research in a working-class women's community center run by a local feminist NGO, this in-depth account illuminates both working- and middle-class women's perspectives on the professionalization of feminist NGOs and provides an unusual ethnographic lens on the process as it unfolds." "Using detailed descriptions of the encounters between working- and middle-class women to highlight how the women's center attempts to negotiate the pressures of feminism and professionalization, Murdock depicts the frailty and complexity of cross-class organizing and the ways that this process may be threatened by professionalized NGO styles. Poignant accounts of women's attempts to navigate these challenges amid poverty and civil war show how changing political and economic demands may ultimately compromise feminist NGOs' long-held commitments to sustainable development practice focused on grassroots empowerment."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Feminism -- Colombia -- Medellín.
Women in development -- Colombia -- Medellín.
Women in community organization -- Columbia -- Medellín.
Non-governmental organizations -- Columbia -- Medellín.
Women -- Colombia -- Medellín -- Economic conditions.
ISBN 9780472070350 (cloth : alk. paper)
0472070355 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780472050352 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0472050354 (pbk. : alk. paper)