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Urban women in contemporary India : a reader / edited by Rehana Ghadially.

Contributor(s): Ghadially, Rehana, 1945-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Los Angeles : Sage Publications, 2007Description: 372 pages : 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780761935209 (paperback) .Subject(s): Urban women -- India -- Social conditions | Women's rights -- India | Feminism -- IndiaDDC classification: 305.420954091732 GHA
Contents:
Section I: Re-constructing Gender 1. Adolescence, Embodiment and Gender Identity: Elite Women in a Changing Society /​ Meenakshi Thapan 2. Male Hindi Filmgoers Gaze: An Ethnographic Interpretation of Gender Construction /​ Steve Derne and Lisa Jadwin 3. Women as Emblems of Culture and Nation: Conceptions of the Hindu Right and the Democratic Womens Movement /​ U. Vindhya 4. Gender Roles and Cultural Continuity in the Asian-Indian Immigrant Community in the US /​ Shamita Das Dasgupta Section II: Violence 5. Dowry-murder: An Example of Violence Against Women /​ Jane Rudd 6. When Homes are Torture Chambers: Vimochanas Work with Victims of Domestic Violence /​ Vimochana 7. Sexual Harassment at the Workplace /​ Vibhuti Patel 8. Empowerment Approaches to Gender-based Violence: Womens Courts in Delhi Slums /​ Veronica Magar Section III: Media 9. Men and Women in Indian Magazine Advertisements: A Preliminary Report /​ Mallika Das 10. The Womens Movement and the Press in India: The Construction of Female Foeticide as a Social Issue /​ Rashmi Luthra 11. Portrayals of Sexual Violence in Popular Hindi Films, 1997-99 /​ Srividya Ramasubramanian and Mary Beth Oliver 12. Packaging the Contemporary Woman in Television Fiction: Deconstructing the Role of Commerce and Tradition Centre for Advocacy and Research 19. Empowering Women through ICT Education: Facilitating Computer Adoption /​ Farida Umrani and Rehana Ghadially 20. ICT Initiatives, Women and Work: Reproducing or Changing Gender Inequalities /​ Shobha Arun, Richard Heeks and Sharon Morgan Section VI: Politics and Political Participation 21. Gender and Nationalism: The Masculinisation of Hinduism and Female Political Participation /​ Sikata Banarjee 22. Greater Political Representation for Women: A Brief History of Events and Debates /​ Leela Kasturi 23. The Womens Question in Contemporary Politics /​ Vasanthi Raman.
Summary: Reminding us that the road to the complete empowerment of women in India is a long one, this book focuses on the globalization experiences of women from the Indian urban middle class. It covers: reconstructing gender; violence; media; neo-liberal globalization; information and communication technologies; and politics and political participation.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Section I: Re-constructing Gender
1. Adolescence, Embodiment and Gender Identity: Elite Women in a Changing Society /​ Meenakshi Thapan
2. Male Hindi Filmgoers Gaze: An Ethnographic Interpretation of Gender Construction /​ Steve Derne and Lisa Jadwin
3. Women as Emblems of Culture and Nation: Conceptions of the Hindu Right and the Democratic Womens Movement /​ U. Vindhya
4. Gender Roles and Cultural Continuity in the Asian-Indian Immigrant Community in the US /​ Shamita Das Dasgupta
Section II: Violence
5. Dowry-murder: An Example of Violence Against Women /​ Jane Rudd
6. When Homes are Torture Chambers: Vimochanas Work with Victims of Domestic Violence /​ Vimochana
7. Sexual Harassment at the Workplace /​ Vibhuti Patel
8. Empowerment Approaches to Gender-based Violence: Womens Courts in Delhi Slums /​ Veronica Magar
Section III: Media
9. Men and Women in Indian Magazine Advertisements: A Preliminary Report /​ Mallika Das
10. The Womens Movement and the Press in India: The Construction of Female Foeticide as a Social Issue /​ Rashmi Luthra
11. Portrayals of Sexual Violence in Popular Hindi Films, 1997-99 /​ Srividya Ramasubramanian and Mary Beth Oliver
12. Packaging the Contemporary Woman in Television Fiction: Deconstructing the Role of Commerce and Tradition Centre for Advocacy and Research
19. Empowering Women through ICT Education: Facilitating Computer Adoption /​ Farida Umrani and Rehana Ghadially
20. ICT Initiatives, Women and Work: Reproducing or Changing Gender Inequalities /​ Shobha Arun, Richard Heeks and Sharon Morgan
Section VI: Politics and Political Participation
21. Gender and Nationalism: The Masculinisation of Hinduism and Female Political Participation /​ Sikata Banarjee
22. Greater Political Representation for Women: A Brief History of Events and Debates /​ Leela Kasturi
23. The Womens Question in Contemporary Politics /​ Vasanthi Raman.

Reminding us that the road to the complete empowerment of women in India is a long one, this book focuses on the globalization experiences of women from the Indian urban middle class. It covers: reconstructing gender; violence; media; neo-liberal globalization; information and communication technologies; and politics and political participation.

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