Special Issue Paper
MAINSTREAMING GENDER OR RECONSTITUTING THE MAINSTREAM? GENDER KNOWLEDGE IN DEVELOPMENT
Article first published online: 14 OCT 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of International Development
Special Issue: Rethinking Gender Mainstreaming
Volume 26, Issue 3, pages 356–367, April 2014
How to Cite
Mukhopadhyay, M. (2014), MAINSTREAMING GENDER OR RECONSTITUTING THE MAINSTREAM? GENDER KNOWLEDGE IN DEVELOPMENT. J. Int. Dev., 26: 356–367. doi: 10.1002/jid.2946
- Issue published online: 1 APR 2014
- Article first published online: 14 OCT 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 JUL 2013
- Manuscript Received: 20 FEB 2013
Critical reviewers of gender mainstreaming as a practice agree that its transformatory potential has remained unfulfilled. This paper, based on radical readings of three conferences organised to review gender mainstreaming argues that gender has been institutionalised in development organisations although not as gender and development theorists and practitioners would have liked. This paper uses the critical readings to excavate the technologies of power of development governmentalities that structure the institutionalisation process and frame feminist practice. It shows how radical feminist projects of transformation become complicit with the imperatives of development categories and projects. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.