Rosalind Boyd PhD (28K)


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Rosalind Boyd has edited over two dozen books dealing with socio-economic and political problems, notably Struggles in the Americas: The Emergence of a New Civil Society (2003) co-edited with S.J. Noumoff; Social Sciences and Transdisciplinarity: Latin American and Canadian Experiences (1999) co-edited with Alberto Florez-Malagon and the seminal work International Labour and the Third World: The Making of a New Working Class co-edited with Robin Cohen and Peter C.W. Gutkind (1987).

The following are selected publications by Rosalind Boyd:


Publications Available from Rosalind Boyd

A limited number of the following publications are available directly from Rosalind Boyd:

- Rosalind Boyd and S.J. Noumoff, eds. 2003. Struggles in the Americas: The Emergence of a New Civil Society. Montréal: Centre for Developing-Area Studies, 227 pp.

This publication is derived from the conference held at the CDAS in February 2003. The purpose of the conference was to engage in an open dialogue on how civil society can be strengthened in order to build hemispheric networks and reinforce solidarity among civil society groups. This volume consists of 11 written presentations that represent a wide-variety of viewpoints and covers the main spectrum of the current discourse on civil society. Five of the papers given by Latin American colleagues illuminate our understanding of resistance movements and struggles in Argentina, Venezuela and Colombia. The six other papers describe the diverse perspectives that activists have experienced or observed on the new forms of social organizations, especially over the last decade, as they contest the persistent intrusive agenda of globalization. Contributors include Victor Armony, Margarita Lopez Maya, Ricardo Vargas, Ana Dinerstein, Alberto Spagnolo, John Foster, John Saxby, Aziz Choudry, Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, Jorge Cabrera, Dorval Brunelle and Warren Allmand.

- Rosalind Boyd and Alberto Florez-Malagon, eds. 1999. Social Sciences and Transdisciplinarity: Latin American and Canadian Experiences.Collected Papers. Montreal: Centre for Developing Area Studies, 124pp.

This edited volume consists of 11 papers that were presented at a Workshop at the CDAS in which several Latin American and Canadian-based scholars came together to examine questions of transdisciplinarity and interdisciplinarity from various perspectives. Each presentation is part of a research dialogue around problems concerning the contemporary foundations of the social sciences and the humanities with reference to experiences in the two regions. The papers also discuss the new tendencies and alternatives that have been generated by the crisis in the origins of the disciplines and the implications for universities. In addition to the two editors, there are contributions from Mario Bunge, Lynn McDonald, Elssy Bonilla-Castro, Mauricio Archila Neira, Nancy Partner, Carmen Millan de Benavides, Myron Frankman, Roberto Follari and Richard Lee.

- Rosalind Boyd. 1994 (3rd printing 1998). Are We at the Table? Women’s Involvement in the Resolution of Violent Political Conflicts. Montreal: Centre for Developing-Area Studies, 101pp.

This monograph addresses the question of women’s involvement in the resolution of violent conflict through their impact on the rebuilding of a different kind of state in El Salvador and Uganda. The monograph poses several questions: how does one move from agitation or oppositional politics, often armed struggle, to management and control of the state without losing the substance of the values that one was fighting for? Are women involved in the formal negotiations related to conflict resolution - are they “at the table”? And if they are, what difference does it make? By presenting the narratives of women and examining the experiences of women’s involvement in conflict resolution, this study based on field research in the two countries documents how their influence is expressed both formally and informally. Because of systemic discrimination against women and gender socialization, women continue to bring a different agenda to the formal spheres of conflict resolution. The study concludes that women bring not only a different agenda, but also a different negotiating style and they usually change the political culture by their active presence.