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Parpart, Jane L.

Works: 78 works in 273 publications in 1 language and 10,617 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Cross-cultural studies  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Thesis advisor
Classifications: HQ1240, 960.07073
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Most widely held works by Jane L Parpart
Great ideas for teaching about Africa( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Some of the best college and university teachers in the field describe projects and assignments that have worked effectively for them in teaching African studies in a variety of disciplines." "The authors present a wide range of approaches: from preparing African cuisines as a way to understand people-environment relations to using the Internet to develop a virtual art history exhibit; from viewing an African film or assigning a novel to broaden students' grasp of social context to challenging students to draft their own development projects in order to better appreciate village-level society and economy. Six chapters are devoted to ways of handling such particularly sensitive subjects as ethnicity in Africa, the slave trade, AIDS, and female genital mutilation."--Jacket
Women and the state in Africa by Jane L Parpart( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout history, African women have had a different relationship to the state than have men. While women in certain classes and ethnic groups may have had a greater access to the state, in general women have been under-represented in African state affairs. In precolonial Africa, a few societies awarded women some power, although even this tended to be informal rather than authoritative. But during the colonial period, western gender stereotypes combined with patriarchal traditions to reduce female power and autonomy. Despite women's active and important role in the nationalist struggles, decolonization has been primarily a transfer of power from one group of men to another. Many women have reacted to this inequity by withdrawing from the state. Others have sought solutions such as working through influential men, joining organizations, and gaining better education and employment. Increasingly, women from all walks of life are becoming aware of and dissatisfied with sexual injustice in Africa. This renewed activism is all the more important because it is occurring when many African states have been in decline, thus reducing the power of those who benefit from the state, namely men. Women's reproductive and productive labor is ever more important. It is possible, therefore, that women will be able to parlay their pivotal role in the current crisis into a more active part in state affairs
Women, employment, and the family in the international division of labour by Sharon Stichter( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This IPE Classic investigates the interrelations between women's participation in the urban wage economy and their productive and reproductive roles in the household and family. With a new Preface and Foreword, it argues that the household itself is an important determinant of the character and timing of women's labour force participation, and it assesses the extent to which family patterns can be expected to change as women increasingly work outside the home
Feminism/postmodernism/development by Marianne & Jane Parpart Marchand( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concern is to challenge the "Orientalist" representations of Third World and minority women as well as the silencing of their development expertise, by exploring how development theory and practice can be transformed to reflect their experiences, knowledges and political mobilizations. Feminism/Postmodernism/Development brings postmodern questions to the field of gender and development, and not only acknowledges the importance of Third World and minority women's experiences in development issues, but also attempts to identify conditions for a more open and inclusive approach to gender and development
Gender, conflict, and peacekeeping by Dyan E Mazurana( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peacekeeping has become a major international undertaking throughout the world, from Africa to the Americas, from Europe to Southeast Asia. Yet until now, there has been no systematic analysis of the key role of gender in post-Cold War conflicts and postconflict peacekeeping efforts. This groundbreaking volume explores how gender has become a central factor in shaping current thinking about the causes and consequences of armed conflict, complex emergencies, and reconstruction. Drawing on expertise ranging from the highest levels of international policymaking down to the daily struggle to implement peacekeeping operations, this work represents a wide span of knowledge and experience about international intervention in local crises. Presenting a rich array of examples from Angola, Bosnia, East Timor, EI Salvador, the former Yugoslavia, Guatemala, Haiti, Kosovo, Liberia, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, and Serbia, the authors offer important insights for future peacekeeping and humanitarian missions."--Jacket
Patriarchy and class : African women in the home and the workforce( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "man question" in international relations( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking the man question : sex, gender and violence in international relations( Book )

20 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at how the theories and practice of masculinity impact on international issues. With chapters on South Africa, Zimbabwe, Northern Ireland, Kosovo, India and the Middle East, this book covers contemporary issues and themes, including chapters on the cyborg soldier, post-traumatic stress and the hyper-masculine Muslim male
Rethinking empowerment : gender and development in a global/local world( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Rethinking Empowerment' looks at the changing role of women in developing countries and rejects the established notion that empowerment in development is best understood and pursued at a local/global level
Theoretical perspectives on gender and development( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Theoretical Perspectives on Gender and Development demystifies the theory of gender and development and shows how it plays an important role in everyday life. It explores the evolution of gender and development theory, introduces competing theoretical frameworks, and examines new and emerging debates. The focus is on the implications of theory for policy and practice, and the need to theorize gender and development to create a more egalitarian society. This book is intended for classroom and workshop use in the fields of development studies, development theory, gender and development, and women's studies. Its clear and straightforward prose will be appreciated by undergraduate and seasoned professional, alike. Classroom exercises, study questions, activities, and case studies are included. It is designed for use in both formal and nonformal educational settings."--Back cover
Labor and capital on the African Copperbelt by Jane L Parpart( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in the economic history of southern Africa by Zbigniew A Konczacki( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women and development in Africa : comparative perspectives by Jane L Parpart( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Garfield Todd and the making of Zimbabwe by Ruth Weiss( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Garfield Todd was a native New Zealander who settled in Southern Rhodesia as a Protestant missionary teacher and entered politics to oppose racism and 'save Rhodesia'. Yet he joined the establishment party of white privilege and became Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia in the early days of the Central African Federation - hated by African nationalists. He was a notable reformer of African education, housing and labour conditions, appointed a commission to improve industrial relations but paradoxically brought in the army to quell strikes." "Todd was no racist and held that 'civilization' - the politics of white liberalism - was not a white preserve. He advocated a franchise regardless of race but based on property and educational qualifications. However, he eventually accepted that multi-racial power sharing had run its course and that black majority rule was inevitable. Two years after leaving office he backed the African nationalist campaign for universal suffrage - one person-one vote - and, with his daughter Judith, strongly opposed the policies of the Rhodesian Front, Ian Smith and UDI, up to the birth of Zimbabwe in 1980." "Ruth Weiss gently yet objectively examines Todd's personal character and policies during a life of political turmoil, as well as his close and vital relationship with his family, especially his wife and daughter Judith, who became a powerful and charismatic ally in his struggle."--Jacket
The practical imperialist : letters from a Danish planter in German East Africa 1888-1906 by Christian Lautherborn( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a rare opportunity to follow the daily life on and around plantations and towns in the first years of the German colonial presence in East Africa, as seen through the eyes of a Danish master farmer working for the German East Africa Company. There are few memoirs and personal letters from these years, and existent letters are primarily by explorers, colonial officials, missionaries or the occasional settler. Lautherborn's material provides one of the very few entry points into the daily business of colonial expansion and consolidation in the early years of German East Africa as seen through the eyes of a practical man trying to do a job in a complex and changing world
Studies in the economic history of southern Africa by Zbigniew A Konczacki( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Class and gender on the Copperbelt : women in northern Rhodesian, copper mining areas, 1926-1964 by Jane L Parpart( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexuality and power on the Zambian Copperbelt, 1926-1964 by Jane L Parpart( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Class consciousness among Zambian copper miners, 1950-1966 by Jane L Parpart( Book )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "labor aristocracy" thesis considered once again : the Northern Rhodesian Copperbelt, 1926-1966 by Jane L Parpart( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Great ideas for teaching about Africa
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Women, employment, and the family in the international division of labourFeminism/postmodernism/developmentGender, conflict, and peacekeepingThe "man question" in international relationsRethinking the man question : sex, gender and violence in international relationsRethinking empowerment : gender and development in a global/local worldTheoretical perspectives on gender and developmentStudies in the economic history of southern Africa