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University of San Francisco (2011)

Divergent Discourses : Development Knowledge and Malian Family Planning

Thompson Savannah A.

Titre : Divergent Discourses : Development Knowledge and Malian Family Planning

Auteur : Thompson Savannah A.

Université de soutenance : University of San Francisco

Grade : Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (MAIS) 2011

Résumé
I propose that in order to approach corrective recommendations for family planning initiatives an examination of initiative fitness is necessary. Using a Foucauldian approach, this analysis identifies the discursive formations (ideologies) at work in centralized family planning in order to elucidate the female normative model for whom initiative programs are constructed. This norm is contrasted with the lived experiences of Malian women in order to determine if the ideology dictating family planning structures is suitable for the local population. When combined with existing analyses of family planning structures and outcomes, this research helps triangulate family planning in a three-dimensional space, linking the conceptualization of norms with their actual

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