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Patriarchy: Power and Gender in the 21 Century

One woman’s powerful personal journey uncovers our own culture’s patriarchy, within the institution she serves and the in intimacy of her own family. For international development scholar Ananya Roy, nowhere is free of gender bias, and here she identifies where it occurs, how we defend it, and why it must be stopped within a generation.


Professor of City & Regional Planning and Distinguished Chair in Global Poverty & Practice at the University of California, Berkeley. She is recipient of the university’s highest recognitions for teaching and mentorship. The author of numerous scholarly books, Roy’s research is concerned with poverty and inequality both here in the U.S. and in the global South. Her book, Poverty Capital: Microfinance and the Making of Development is the recipient of the 2011 Paul Davidoff Book Award of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, the primary book award in urban planning.