Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh

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Univ Of Minnesota Press #ad - These unwritten policies subordinate poor women to multiple levels of debt that often lead to increased violence at the household and community levels, thereby weakening women’s ability to resist the onslaught of market forces. In 2006 the grameen bank of Bangladesh won the Nobel Peace Prize for its innovative microfinancing operations.

A compelling critique of the relationship between powerful ngOs and the financially strapped women beholden to them for capital, this book cautions us to be vigilant about the social realities within which women and loans circulate—realities that often have adverse effects on the lives of the very women these operations are meant to help.

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. In a series of ethnographic cases, karim shows how NGOs use social codes of honor and shame to shape the conduct of women and to further an agenda of capitalist expansion.

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Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism

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PublicAffairs #ad - But traditional capitalism has been unable to solve problems like inequality and poverty. Used book in Good Condition. Creating a world without Poverty reveals the next phase in a hopeful economic and social revolution that is already underway. In muhammad yunus' groundbreaking sequel to banker to the poor, housing the homeless, he outlines the concept of social business—business where the creative vision of the entrepreneur is applied to today's most serious problems: feeding the poor, healing the sick, and protecting the planet.

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Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works

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Harvard Business Review Press #ad - Martin and skoll Foundation President and CEO Sally R. With both depth and nuance, martin and Osberg offer rich examples and personal stories and share lessons and tools invaluable to anyone who aspires to drive positive change, whatever the context. Getting beyond better sets forth a bold new framework, policymakers, demonstrating how and why meaningful change actually happens in the world and providing concrete lessons and a practical model for businesses, civil society organizations, and individuals who seek to transform our world for good.

All of these leaders--call them disrupters, build, visionaries, or changemakers--develop, and scale their solutions in ways that bring about the truly revolutionary change that makes the world a fairer and better place. The book begins with a probing and useful theory of social entrepreneurship, how it works, moving through history to illuminate what it is, and the nature of its role in modern society.

Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works #ad - Who drives transformation in society? How do they do it?In this compelling book, strategy guru Roger L. There are four key stages: understanding the world; envisioning a new future; building a model for change; and scaling the solution. Used book in Good Condition. The authors then set out a framework for understanding how successful social entrepreneuars actually go about producing transformative change.

Osberg describe how social entrepreneurs target systems that exist in a stable but unjust equilibrium and transform them into entirely new, superior, and sustainable equilibria. Harvard Business School Publis.

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The Grand Inquisitor

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Martino Fine Books #ad - The tale is told by Ivan with brief interruptive questions by Alyosha. Used book in Good Condition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. The grand inquisitor" is part of an extended dialogue within Dostoyevsky's novel "The Brothers Karamazov. It is told by ivan, who questions the possibility of a personal and benevolent God, to his brother Alyosha, a novice monk.

. The grand inquisitor visits him in his cell to tell him that the Church no longer needs him. Harvard Business School Publis. He performs a number of miracles echoing miracles from the Gospels. 2016 reprint of 1948 Edition. The grand inquisitor" is an important part of the novel and one of the best-known passages in modern literature because of its ideas about human nature and freedom, and its fundamental ambiguity.

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Theory of Economic Development Social Science Classics Series

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Routledge #ad - Of those who argue against him, schumpeter asks a fundamental question: "Is it really artificial to keep separate the phenomena incidental to running a firm and the phenomena incidental to creating a new one?" In his answers, Schumpeter offers guidance to Third World politicians no less than First World businesspeople.

Schumpeter proclaims in this classical analysis of capitalist society first published in 1911 that economics is a natural self-regulating mechanism when undisturbed by "social and other meddlers. In his preface he argues that despite weaknesses, theories are based on logic and provide structure for understanding fact.

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Venture Forth!: The Essential Guide to Starting a Moneymaking Business in Your Nonprofit Organization

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Fieldstone Alliance #ad - Used book in Good Condition. How to find, test, and launch a successful nonprofit venture Venture Forth! The Essential Guide to Starting a Moneymaking Business in Your Nonprofit Organization is the most complete step-by-step guide on the topic. Examples, and skills; make solid decisions based on data rather than impressions; prepare a complete-and reassuring-financial analysis showing your breakeven point and future profitability; write a compelling, resources, expanding, tips, and reproducible worksheets help you assess the strengths and weaknesses of venture ideas to find the most promising ones; determine which ideas fit your mission, detailed business plan and get it approved; and get ready to start the new business! Nonprofits with established ventures will find these steps useful for evaluating, timelines, or improving their business.

Harvard Business School Publis. Whether your organization is large or small, the book's seven steps guide you through the entire process-from idea to complete business plan. Used book in Good Condition. Even if you don't intend to earn a dime in venture income, you can use the book's process to improve the financial health of your current programs.

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Nisa: The Life and Words of a !Kung Woman

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Lost in Transition: Ethnographies of Everyday Life after Communism

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Duke University Press Books #ad - Many people lost their jobs just as the state social-support system disappeared. Through ethnographic essays and short stories based on her experiences with Eastern Europe between 1989 and 2009, Kristen Ghodsee explains why it is that so many Eastern Europeans are nostalgic for the communist past. Lost in transition portrays one of the most dramatic upheavals in modern history by describing the ways that it interrupted the rhythms of everyday lives, leaving confusion, frustration, and insecurity in its wake.

Ghodsee uses bulgaria, the eastern European nation where she has spent the most time, as a lens for exploring the broader transition from communism to democracy. Lost in transition tells of ordinary lives upended by the collapse of communism. She locates the growing nostalgia for the communist era in the disastrous, disorienting way that the transition was handled.

Lost in Transition: Ethnographies of Everyday Life after Communism #ad - Used book in Good Condition. A few well-connected foreigners and a new local class of oligarchs and criminals used the uncertainty of the transition process to take formerly state-owned assets for themselves. The privatization process was contested and chaotic. Harvard Business School Publis. Used book in Good Condition.

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Veiled Sentiments: Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society

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University of California Press #ad - Harvard Business School Publis. Used book in Good Condition. The poems are haunting, the evocation of emotional life vivid. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, studying gender relations, morality, Abu-Lughod lived with a community of Bedouins in the Western Desert of Egypt for nearly two years, and the oral lyric poetry through which women and young men express personal feelings.

But abu-lughod’s analysis also reveals how deeply implicated poetry and sentiment are in the play of power and the maintenance of social hierarchy. This thirtieth anniversary edition includes a new afterword that reflects on developments both in anthropology and in the lives of this community of Awlad 'Ali Bedouins, who find themselves increasingly enmeshed in national political and social formations.

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Women and Gender Equity in Development Theory and Practice: Institutions, Resources, and Mobilization

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Duke University Press Books #ad - Harvard Business School Publis. Jaquette and gale summerfield have brought together scholars, policymakers, and development workers to reflect on where the field is today and where it is headed. Together the contributors bridge theory and practice to point toward productive new strategies for women and gender in development.

Contributors. They assess the results of gender mainstreaming, the difficulties that development agencies have translating gender rhetoric into equity in practice, and the conflicts between gender and the reassertion of indigenous cultural identities. University of California Press. Used book in Good Condition.

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Used book in Good Condition. Focusing on resource allocation, contributors explore the gendered effects of land privatization, the need to challenge cultural traditions that impede women’s ability to assert their legal rights, and women’s access to bureaucratic levers of power. Maruja barrig, david hirschmann, Louise Fortmann, Sylvia Chant, Jane S.

The contributors draw from their experiences and research in Latin America, land rights, Asia, environmental conservation, access to information technology, employment, and Africa to illuminate the connections between women’s well-being and globalization, and poverty alleviation.

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Feminist Post-Development Thought: Rethinking Modernity, Post-Colonialism and Representation

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Zed Books #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. It represents the first attempt to ascertain the possibilities, and limitations, of the post-development path for women. University of California Press. Used book in Good Condition. Harvard Business School Publis. In this groundbreaking collection with its diverse perspectives, feminist thinkers explore whether Third World women ought to continue along the path of development or abandon full-scale modernization and seek post-development alternatives instead.

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