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CREDIT TO CAPABILITIES

Sanyal Paromita

Oprawa:
TWARDA

Wydawca:
Cambridge University Press

Data premiery:
2014-12-11

ISBN:
9781107077676

351,75 PLN
Wysyłamy w 35 dni

Opis produktu

Paromita Sanyal is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Cornell University New York. Her research interests include development gender economic sociology and participatory forms of governance like deliberative democracy (gram sabha in India). She has been previously affiliated with Harvard University Massachusetts and the Development Research Group at the World Bank.This book focuses on how groupbased microcredit programs in India facilitate womens empowerment through the mechanism of group participation and networking.Credit to Capabilities discusses microcredit and womens empowerment a hot topic globally in addressing poverty and how to improve the lives of poor women. This is the first sociological study of how microcredit improves womens agency in India finding that it is the mechanism of group participation and networking rather than the loan capital itself that truly empowers women.Credit to Capabilities discusses microcredit and womens empowerment a hot topic globally in addressing poverty and how to improve the lives of poor women. This is the first sociological study of how microcredit improves womens agency in India finding that it is the mechanism of group participation and networking rather than the loan capital itself that truly empowers women.Credit to Capabilities focuses on the controversial topic of microcredits impact on womens empowerment and especially on the neglected question of how microcredit transforms womens agency. Based on interviews with hundreds of economically and socially vulnerable women from peasant households this book highlights the role of the associational mechanism forming women into groups that are embedded in a vast network and providing the opportunity for facetoface participation in group meetings in improving womens capabilities. This book reveals the role of microcredit groups in fostering womens social capital particularly their capacity of organizing collective action for public goods and for protecting womens welfare. It argues that in the Indian context microcredit groups are becoming increasingly important in rural civil societies. Throughout the book maintains an analytical distinction between married women in maleheaded households and women in femaleheaded households in discussing the potentials and the limitations of microcredits social and economic impacts.1. The global trajectory of microcredit: 2. Agency: 3. Converting loans into leverage: 4. The power of participation: 5. Microcredit and collective action: 6. Culture and microcredit: why socioreligious dimensions matter: 7. Loans and wellbeing: 8. Interpreting microcredit: beyond the salvation/exploitation alternatives: 9. Epilogue: the future of microcredit.Microcredit has been a major interest of development economists for years given their effectiveness as an engine of upward mobility among the poor. Paromita Sanyals remarkable book gives us a different lens on their importance. She reveals the critical role of microcredit in enablin

Data Publikacji: 2014-12-11
Wymiary: 228 mm 152 mm 23 mm 570 gr

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