Eileen Kuttab contextualizes empowerment historically in Palestinian practices of mobilization and resistance. She draws on interviews and focus group discussions to explore the meanings the term has come to acquire in the Palestinian context. Kuttab examines alternative ways of understanding empowerment that go beyond instrumentalism to recapture some of the original associations the term had with power and resistance.
Development (2010) 53 (2) 247–253 [doi:10.1057/dev.2010.22]
Empowerment as resistance: conceptualizing Palestinian women’s empowerment