Boston Seminar on the History of Women, Gender, & Sexuality

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September 29, 2016
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Humanities, Sexuality Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Boston Seminar on the History of Women, Gender, & Sexuality


Thursday, September 29, 2016, at 5:30 PM

Location: Schlesinger Library of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study


Joanne Meyerowitz, Yale University

Developing Women: Global Poverty, U.S. Foreign Aid, and the Politics of Productivity in the 1970s

Comment: Priya Lal, Boston College


“Developing Women” is a chapter of a book-in-progress on U.S. involvement in campaigns to end global poverty in the 1970s and 1980s. This chapter focuses on the  “women in development” movement of the 1970s. It shows how indigent women came to be seen as potential “income generators” who were central to anti-poverty programs.


RSVP so we know how many will attend. To respond, email or phone 617-646-0568.


As usual, there will be four programs in this series, two each at the Schlesinger Library and the Massachusetts Historical Society.  The complete schedule is available at


Each seminar consists of a discussion of a pre-circulated paper provided to our subscribers. (Papers will be available at the event for those who choose not to subscribe.) Afterwards the host institution will provide a light buffet supper.


We look forward to seeing you at the program!

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