Engendering social capital: women workers and rural–urban networks in Indonesia’s crisis

Silvey, Rachel and Elmhirst, R. (2003) Engendering social capital: women workers and rural–urban networks in Indonesia’s crisis World Development, 31 (5). pp. 865-879. ISSN 0305-750X

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Abstract

Recent approaches to social capital have cautioned against the view that social networks are resources to be called upon in times of crisis. We contribute a feminist perspective to this argument and call attention to the gendered power relations of social capital and social networks. We draw on field studies that examine women migrants’ rural–urban networks in two regions of Indonesia during the 1997–99 economic crisis period. Our findings direct attention toward the gender-specific limitations of social capital as a resource for development, and identify some ways in which the costs and benefits of social capital are organized by gender.

Item Type:Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords:social capital; gender; Indonesia; Asia; social networks; economic crisis
Subjects:F000 Physical Sciences > F800 Physical Geography and Environmental Sciences
DOI (a stable link to the resource):10.1016/S0305-750X(03)00013-5
Faculties:Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Environment and Technology > Society, Space and Environment
ID Code:230
Deposited By:editor environment
Deposited On:23 Nov 2006
Last Modified:03 May 2012 15:08

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