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Human development studies of women and gender: Meta-synthesis of women human development studies
Ali Kazemi, Kamal Khaleghpanah, Akhtar Jelivand
The concept of development as a theoretical and practical project is part of personal and social life. Analyzing and revising developmental studies is indispensable for the continuation of the development project. This paper, in the form of a qualitative meta-synthesis, looks at human development studies in the field of women. The purpose is to reformulate the thematic and epistemological formulation governing the studies of human development of women.
In this regard, while analyzing theories about women, gender and development, we will try to examine the position of women's human development studies in the history of theoretical studies of development, women and gender. Meta-synthesis is the assessment method of qualitative studies with the aim of identifying the topical and theoretical formulations of a particular field of study.
Meta-synthesis is a critique of cognitive, theoretical, and cultural studies of a specific area to provide a multidimensional understanding of experiences, practices, and institutions and issues. The aim of meta-synthesis is interpretative rather than inductive. This study in the field of women's development studies was followed by the question of how the theoretical relationship of development, women and gender was formulated. To do this, we analyzed qualitative articles published in the journal of Women's Quarterly on Development and Politics during the years 1380- 1392 .The conclusion of the paper is that the policies of women's human development studies are in the context of the biological definition of women, and the discussion of the historical, structural, and ideological contexts of women's empowerment and abilities and limitations are absent from the mentioned studies.
Keywords: Development studies, human development, gender, women without gender.