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Gender Effect: Capitalism, Feminism, and the Corporate Politics of Development

Kathryn Moeller


The Girl Effect tells the story of how and why U.S. transnational corporations are investing in poor, racialized girls and women in the Global South as a solution to ending poverty in the pursuit of economic growth. This book fundamentally departs from the prominent individuals and institutions that promote this logic of development. Through a multi-sited ethnography in powerful institutions, including Nike Inc., the Nike Foundation, the World Bank, the Clinton Global Initiative, and international nongovernmental organizations, this book draws on over a decade of research in the United States ... More

Keywords: girls, corporations, philanthropy, corporatized development, capitalism, feminism, gender, poverty, brazil, third world girls

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780520286382
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520286382.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathryn Moeller, author
University of Wisconsin-Madison