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Cornwall, Andrea 1963-

Works: 108 works in 408 publications in 2 languages and 9,905 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author, Originator, Conductor, Other
Classifications: HQ1090, 305.31
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Andrea Cornwall
Dislocating masculinity : comparative ethnographies( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a radical critique of much of the recent writing on and by men, raising important questions about embodiment, agency and the varieties of masculinity
Readings in gender in Africa by Andrea Cornwall( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait de la couverture : "[This document] brings together existing work in a number of key areas so placing the substantial growth of trandisciplinary teaching and research in African gender studies during the last three decades beyond refute. [It] is to be commented for including the work of leading African scholars alongside that of their European and North American counterparts, thus providing an excellent and long overdue teaching text that works to remedy the overdetermination of African intellectual interests. African gender relations emerge as a key arena of sociaé transformation, which has inspired theoretical iinsights of global import."
Feminisms in development : contradictions, contestations and challenges( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and German and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political project of reasserting feminist engagement with development has proceeded uneasily in recent years. This text examines how the arguments of feminist researchers have often become depoliticised by development institutions and offers accountsof the pitfalls and compromises of the politics of engagement
Spaces for change? : the politics of citizen participation in new democratic arenas( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The challenge of building democratic polities where all can realize their rights and claim substantive citizenship is one of the greatest of our age. Through case studies of a diversity of institutions, this work examines what the expansion of the participatory sphere has to offer processes of democratization and equitable development
Development with a body : sexuality, human rights and development( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Development with a body offers compelling insights into contemporary challenges and transformative possibilities of the struggle for sexual rights. It combines the conceptual with the political, and offers inspiring examples of practical interventions and campaigns that emphasize the positive dimensions of sexuality. It brings together reflections and experiences of researchers, activists and practitioners from Brazil, India, Nigeria, Peru, Serbia, South Africa, Turkey, the UK and Zambia. From political discourse on sex and masculinity to sex work and trafficking, from HIV and sexuality to struggles for legal reform and citizenship, the authors explore the gains of creating stronger linkages between sexuality, human rights and development"--Dust jacket
Women, sexuality and the political power of pleasure by Andrea Cornwall( Book )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This pioneering collection explores the ways in which positive, pleasure-focused approaches to sexuality can empower women. Gender and development has tended to engage with sexuality only in relation to violence and ill-health. Although this has been hugely important in challenging violence against women, over-emphasizing these negative aspects has dovetailed with conservative ideologies that associate women's sexualities with danger and fear. On the other hand, the media, the pharmaceutical industry, and pornography more broadly celebrate the pleasures of sex in ways that can be just as oppressive, often implying that only certain types of people - young, heterosexual, able-bodied, HIV-negative - are eligible for sexual pleasure. Women, Sexuality and the Political Power of Pleasure brings together challenges to these strictures and exclusions from both the South and North of the globe, with examples of activism, advocacy and programming which use pleasure as an entry point. It shows how positive approaches to pleasure and sexuality can enhance equality and empowerment for all."--Publisher's website
Men and development : politicizing masculinities by Andrea Cornwall( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Men and Development: Politicizing Masculinities features an exciting collection of contributions from some of today's leading thinkers and practitioners in the field of men, masculinities and development. Together, contributors challenge the neglect of the structural dimensions of patriarchal power relations in current development policy and practice, and the failure to adequately engage with the effects of inequitable sex and gender orders on both men's and women's lives. The book calls for renewed engagement in efforts to challenge and change stereotypes of men, to dismantle the structural barriers to gender equality, and to mobilize men to build new alliances with women's movements and other movements for social and gender justice."--Publisher's website
Realizing rights : transforming approaches to sexual and reproductive well-being( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deconstructing development discourse : buzzwords and fuzzwords by Andrea Cornwall( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Writing from diverse locations, contributors critically examine some of the key terms in current development discourse. Why should language matter to those who are doing development? Surely, there are more urgent things to do than sit around mulling over semantics? But language does matter. Whether emptied of their original meaning, essentially vacuous, or hotly contested, the language of development not only shapes our imagined worlds, but also justifies interventions in real people's lives. If development buzzwords conceal ideological differences or sloppy thinking, then the process of constructive deconstruction makes it possible to re-examine what have become catch-all terms like civil society and poverty reduction, or bland aid-agency terms such as partnership or empowerment. Such engagement is far more than a matter of playing word games. The reflections included here raise major questions about how we think about development itself"--Publisher's website
The participation reader by Andrea Cornwall( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calls for greater participation of those affected by development interventions have a long history. This expert reader explores the conceptual and methodological dimensions of participatory research and the politics and practice of participation in development. Through excerpts from the texts that have inspired contemporary advocates of participation, accounts of the principles of participatory research, and empirical studies that show some of the complexities of participation in practice, it offers a range of reflections on participation that will be of interest both to those new to the field and to experienced practitioners. Bringing together for the first time classic and contemporary writings from a literature that spans a century, The Participation Reader offers a unique perspective on the possibilities and dilemmas that face those seeking to empower people affected by development projects, programmes and policies. --Book Jacket
Feminisms, empowerment and development : changing women's lives by Andrea Cornwall( Book )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The economic and political empowerment of women continues to be a central focus for development agencies worldwide; access to medical care, education and employment, as well as women's reproductive rights, remain key factors effecting women's autonomy. Feminisms, Empowerment and Development explores what women are doing to change their own personal circumstances, and it provides an in-depth analysis of collective action and institutionalized mechanisms aimed at changing structural relations
Gender myths and feminist fables : the struggle for interpretive power in gender and development by Andrea Cornwall( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title questions why the insights from years of feminist gender and development research are so often turned into 'gender myths' and 'feminist fables'. In doing so, it explores how bowdlerised and impoverished representations of gender relations have simultenously come to be embedded in development policy and practice
Pathways to participation : reflections on PRA( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Participation' may have become a buzzword of development practice but the pathways of current enthusiasm for participatory methods stretch back over decades. The most popularly recognized and widely used participatory approach, Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), had its genesis in the late 1980s. Since then, it has come to be used in countless communities, in dozens of countries and in a huge variety of contexts. Once a marginal practice battling for recognition, it has now become an instrument used by the most powerful of global development institutions. As PRA has spread and been taken up by actors and institutions across the spectrum of development practice, it has taken on a diversity of forms and meanings. This book brings together some of the greatest names in development practice including Robert Chambers, and Jules Pretty. It comprises the reflections of thirty-two practitioners from twenty different countries, from different generations of PRA practitioners and from different arenas of development work, cultural and political contexts and professional backgrounds. Their pathways to participation have taken different directions, influenced not only by their own professio
The politics of rights : dilemmas for feminist praxis by Andrea Cornwall( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the late 1990s, development institutions have increasingly used the language of rights in their policy and practice. This special issue on feminist perspectives on politics of rights explores the strategies, tensions and challenges associated with 'rights work' in a variety of settings. Articles on the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, East and South Asia explore the dilemmas that arise for feminist praxis in these diverse locations, and address the question of what rights can contribute to struggles for gender justice. Exploring the intersection of formal rights - whether internationa
Revolutionizing development : reflections on the work of Robert Chambers( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book tells the story of development studies in practice over the last fifty years through the work of one remarkable individual, Robert Chambers. His work has taken him from being a colonial officer in Kenya through training and managing large rural development projects to a fundamental critique of top-down development and the championing of participatory approaches. The contributors eloquently demonstrate how he has been at the centre of major shifts in development thinking and practice over this period, popularising terms that are now at the centre of the development lexicon such as vulnerability, multi-dimensional poverty, sustainable livelihoods and 'farmer first'. Robert Chambers played a major role in the massive growth in participatory approaches to development, and particularly the application of participatory methods in development research and appraisal. This has led to fundamental challenges to development practice, ranging from approaches to monitoring and evaluation to institutional learning and professional training. There is probably no-one who has had more influence on approaches to development in the past decades. Revolutionizing Development offers a unique overview of these contributions in thirty-two concise chapters from authors who have been intimately involved as collaborators, critics and colleagues of Robert Chambers."--Cover
Brazilian experiences of participation and citizenship : a critical look by Andrea Cornwall( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making a difference? : gender and participatory development by Andrea Cornwall( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acknowledging process : challenges for agricultural research and extension methodology by Andrea Cornwall( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From users and choosers to makers and shapers : repositioning participation in social policy by Andrea Cornwall( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do ordinary people, especially poor people, affect the social policies that in turn affect their well-being? What is the role of citizen participation in social policy formation and implementation in this era of globalisation? How do changing contexts and conditions affect the entry points through which actors in civil society, especially the poor or those working with the poor, can exercise voice and influence in critical aspects of social care, be they in the areas of health, education, welfare, social security, programmes for the disabled, low-income housing, or other significant social policy arenas? In this paper, we take up these questions. We explore an approach to social policy that sees citizens not only as users or choosers, but as active participants who engage in making and shaping social policy and social provisioning. In doing so, we argue that the concept of 'social citizenship' that has often underpinned considerations of social welfare should be expanded to include not only concepts of social rights, but also of social responsibilities and social accountability through direct forms of democratic governance. Repositioning participation in the context of debates on citizenship and agency, we review strategies that have been used to strengthen participation in social policy and social provisioning. We examine in turn four approaches to participation. These include: (a) those in which beneficiaries of social services are consulted as users or consumers, (b) those that have emphasised self-provisioning through civil society, (c) social and advocacy movements through which citizens have advocated for social provisioning from the state, as a social right, and, (d) lastly, accountability approaches which emphasise new relationships between service providers and citizens through their active participation in processes of democratic governance. Reflecting on these approaches, we suggest that the more functional concepts of participation, through which beneficiaries participate as users or consumers of pre-determined public services, are of limited utility. Not only do they fail to include people in broader aspects of the policy process, but they also ignore their contribution to self-provisioning outside formal government arenas. Most importantly, they fail to recognise or realise the potential of more active citizen engagement in making and shaping social policy and with it opportunities for enhanced service responsiveness, transparency and accountability
Making spaces, changing places : situating participation in development by Andrea Cornwall( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Around the world, there has been growing interest in ways to enhance public involvement in governance, and with it the quality and legitimacy of democratic decision-making. The intersection of growing demands to be included with the widening of political space, in some contexts through changes in laws and policies, complement conventional models of political participation with a new architecture of democratic practice. Whether in budgeting, policy dialogue, planning, project appraisal, poverty assessment, monitoring or evaluation, participatory alternatives to expert-driven processes have gained ground. At the same time, contextual variation in constitutional and legal frameworks, the forms and styles of political and civil activity, and histories of engagement with external actors, etch distinctive traces on the invited spaces - from Poverty Reduction Strategies to co-management committees - that have become the new development blueprints. Using the concept of space as a lens through which to view practices of participation, this paper seeks to explore issues of power and difference in the making and shaping of spaces for participation in development. It examines the emergence of different kinds of spaces for participation in development, highlighting salient tracks and traces in previous times and their imprint on contemporary practice. It goes on to explore the dynamics and dimensions of participation in institutionalised and non-institutionalised spaces, both those of invited participation and more organically created spaces, made and shaped by people for themselves. The paper concludes that supporting the realisation of inclusive, active citizenship calls for a greater understanding of the micro-politics of participation as a situated practice. This, in turn, calls for approaches that locate spaces for participation in the places in which they occur, framing their possibilities with reference to actual political, social, cultural and historical particularities
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Dislocating masculinity : comparative ethnographies
Alternative Names
Cornwall, Andrea Ella 1963-

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German (1)

Readings in gender in AfricaFeminisms in development : contradictions, contestations and challengesSpaces for change? : the politics of citizen participation in new democratic arenasDevelopment with a body : sexuality, human rights and developmentMen and development : politicizing masculinitiesRealizing rights : transforming approaches to sexual and reproductive well-beingDeconstructing development discourse : buzzwords and fuzzwordsThe participation reader