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Gender and politics in India / edited by Nivedita Menon.

Contributor(s): Menon, Nivedita.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Themes in politics series. Publisher: New Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999Description: xi, 539 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780195646412 (hbk.).Subject(s): Human rights -- India | Women -- Political activity -- India | Globalization -- Social aspects | India -- Politics and governmentDDC classification: 323.340954 GEN Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Colonialism and the evolution of masculinist forestry /​ Vandana Shiva Women, ecology and culture /​ Gabriele Dietrich The gender and environment debate: lessons from India /​ Bina Agarwal Structural adjustment, feminization of labour force and organizational strategies /​ Nandita Shah ... [et al.] Impact of technological change on industrial women workers /​ Rohini Hensman On women, equality and the constitution: through the looking glass of feminism /​ Ratna Kapur and Brenda Cossman Rights, bodies and the law: rethinking feminist politics of justice /​ Nivedita Menon Organizations and autonomy /​ Nandita Gandhi and Nandita Shah From Chipko to Sati: the contemporary Indian women's movement /​ Radha Kumar Feminists, women's movement, and the working class /​ Ilina Sen Institutions, beliefs, ideologies: widow immolation in contemporary Rajasthan /​ Kumkum Sangari and Sudesh Vaid Communities as political actors: the question of cultural rights /​ Veena Das Thumri as feminine voice /​ Vidya Rao Problems for a contemporary theory of gender /​ Susie Tharu and Tejaswini Niranjana Thinking beyond gender in India /​ Ruth Vanita.
Summary: "Vibrant, varied and contentious, the women's movement in India engages itself with a wide range of issues that implicate women in very different and significant ways. This volume presents a view of feminist theory and politics in India in the form of debates within the movement on key issues. The introductory chapter provides an outline of the issues involved and why they are crucial to an understanding of the politics of gender in India. The debates around each issue are contextualized and the range of positions that have emerged are demarcated."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references.

Colonialism and the evolution of masculinist forestry /​ Vandana Shiva
Women, ecology and culture /​ Gabriele Dietrich
The gender and environment debate: lessons from India /​ Bina Agarwal
Structural adjustment, feminization of labour force and organizational strategies /​ Nandita Shah ... [et al.]
Impact of technological change on industrial women workers /​ Rohini Hensman
On women, equality and the constitution: through the looking glass of feminism /​ Ratna Kapur and Brenda Cossman
Rights, bodies and the law: rethinking feminist politics of justice /​ Nivedita Menon
Organizations and autonomy /​ Nandita Gandhi and Nandita Shah
From Chipko to Sati: the contemporary Indian women's movement /​ Radha Kumar
Feminists, women's movement, and the working class /​ Ilina Sen
Institutions, beliefs, ideologies: widow immolation in contemporary Rajasthan /​ Kumkum Sangari and Sudesh Vaid
Communities as political actors: the question of cultural rights /​ Veena Das
Thumri as feminine voice /​ Vidya Rao
Problems for a contemporary theory of gender /​ Susie Tharu and Tejaswini Niranjana
Thinking beyond gender in India /​ Ruth Vanita.

"Vibrant, varied and contentious, the women's movement in India engages itself with a wide range of issues that implicate women in very different and significant ways. This volume presents a view of feminist theory and politics in India in the form of debates within the movement on key issues. The introductory chapter provides an outline of the issues involved and why they are crucial to an understanding of the politics of gender in India. The debates around each issue are contextualized and the range of positions that have emerged are demarcated."--BOOK JACKET.

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