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A field of one's own : gender and land rights in South Asia / Bina Agarwal.

By: Agarwal, Bina.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Cambridge South Asian studies: Publisher: New Delhi : Cambridge University Press, 1996Description: xxi, 572 p. : ill. , maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9788185618647 (pbk.).Other title: Field of one's own : gender and land rights in South Asia [Portion of title].Subject(s): Land tenure -- South Asia | Land reform -- South Asia | Right of property -- South Asia | Women's rights -- South Asia | Rural women -- Economic conditions -- South Asia | Rural women -- Social conditions -- South Asia | South Asia -- Social policyDDC classification: 323.460954 AGA
Contents:
Machine derived contents note: Preface l. Land rights for women: making the case 2. Conceptualizing gender relations 3. Customary rights and associated practices 4. Erosion and disinheritance: traditionally matrilineal and bilateral communities today 5. Contemporary law: contestation and content 6. Whose share? Who claims? The gap between law and practice 7. Whose land? Who commands? The gap between ownership and control 8. Tracing cross-regional diversities 9. Struggles over resources, struggles over meanings l0. The long march ahead
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Machine derived contents note: Preface
l. Land rights for women: making the case
2. Conceptualizing gender relations
3. Customary rights and associated practices
4. Erosion and disinheritance: traditionally matrilineal and bilateral communities today
5. Contemporary law: contestation and content
6. Whose share? Who claims? The gap between law and practice
7. Whose land? Who commands? The gap between ownership and control
8. Tracing cross-regional diversities
9. Struggles over resources, struggles over meanings
l0. The long march ahead

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