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Gender EffectCapitalism, Feminism, and the Corporate Politics of Development$
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Kathryn Moeller

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780520286382

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520286382.001.0001

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The Spectacle of Empowering Girls and Women

The Spectacle of Empowering Girls and Women

(p.92) 3 The Spectacle of Empowering Girls and Women
Gender Effect

Kathryn Moeller

University of California Press

Chapter 3 explores how and why poor girls and women become the means for ameliorating corporate crises and the broader problems of capitalism. It illustrates how two corporations embroiled in controversy, ExxonMobil and Goldman Sachs, reimagined themselves as benevolent yet strategic development actors committed to poor girls and women. The chapter examines how these corporations operate within the space of the Clinton Global Initiative to develop the concept of poverty as spectacle as a new way of thinking about the potential productivity of gendered, racialized, and classed regimes of representation of third world poverty and corporate benevolence that undergird the business of empowering girls and women.

Keywords:   poverty as spectacle, business case for empowering girls and women, frontier capitalism, philanthropy, regime of representation, race, gender, Clinton Global Initiative

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