Sex Roles (2009) 61:293–296 DOI 10.1007/s11199-009-9614-8 BOOK REVIEW Gender, Generation and Poverty: Exploring the ‘Feminisation of Poverty’ in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Edited by Sylvia Chant. Cheltenham, UK, 2007, 428 pp. £89.95 ISBN 9781 84376 992 7 (cased), £29.95 ISBN 978 1 84376 993 4 (paperback). Leonora C. Angeles Published online: 10 April 2009 # Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2009 Studies of development have many long held truisms. Among number of documentary films, most notably the four-part the familiar ones are the powerful magic wand of girls’ Feminization of Poverty Series produced by the National education (e.g., Sweetman 1998), the power of micro-credit Film Board of Canada between 1987 to 1994 (Browne and and micro-enterprise to alleviate poverty and empower Basmajian 1994; Ochrymovych and Basmajian 1987, 1988; women (e.g. Blumberg 1995; Ledgerwood 1999), the “magic Wright and Basmajian 1990). This film series documented bullet” of participation (e.g. Schneider and World Bank the lives of single mothers, divorced women, and pregnant 1996; for critiques, see Cooke and Kothari 2001; Edwards teenagers dealing with poverty, abusive partners and the and Hulme 1995), and the positive role of decentralization in welfare system. Its place in popular consciousness and development,
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