Exploring hierarchies of knowledge in Peru: scaling urban grassroots women health promoters’ expertise

Jenkins, Katy (2009) Exploring hierarchies of knowledge in Peru: scaling urban grassroots women health promoters’ expertise. Environment and Planning A, 41 (4). pp. 879-895. ISSN 0308-518X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/a40361

Abstract

In this paper I engage with emerging debates around professionalisation and knowledge production in development, in order to explore how the diverse knowledges acquired by grassroots volunteer health promoters are situated, scaled, and understood. I consider how localised hierarchies of class and race limit the possibilities for grassroots women activists’ knowledges to be recognised in the increasingly professionalised and transnational sphere of international development. The research engages with feminist conceptions of everyday knowledges, and highlights the importance of foregrounding the voices of women from the global south.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hierarchies, International development
Subjects: B700 Nursing
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 24 May 2010 13:26
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:13
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2497

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