Routledge Handbook of Gender in South Asia

Editor: Fernandes, Leela
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Routledge

Single-User Purchase Price: $225.00
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ISBN: 978-0-41-552353-0
Category: Social Sciences - Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Image Count: 11
Book Status: Available
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Providing a comprehensive overview of the study of gender in South Asia, this Handbook covers the central contributions that have defined this area and captures innovative and emerging paradigms that are shaping the future of the field, anning both the humanities and social sciences, focussing on India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

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Table of Contents

  • List of illustrations
  • List of contributors
  • Introduction - Leela Fernandes
  • PART I Historical formations
  • 1 Gendered nationalism: from women to gender and back again? - Mrinalini Sinha
  • 2 Construction of gender in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century in Muslim Bengal: the writings of Nawab Faizunnessa Chaudhurani and Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain - Firdous Azim and Perween Hasan
  • 3 Gender, women and partition: literary representations, refugee women and partition studies - Paulomi Chakraborty
  • PART II Law, citizenship and the nation
  • 4 Gender and citizenship in India - Anupama Roy
  • 5 Gender and democratic politics in Bangladesh - Elora Shehabuddin
  • 6 Law, sex work and activism in India - Prabha Kotiswaran
  • 7 The Supreme Court of India and maintenance for Muslim women: transformatory jurisprudence - Vrinda Narain
  • 8 Female militancy: reflections from Sri Lanka - Sharika Thiranagama
  • 9 The political economy of moral regulation in Pakistan: religion, gender and class in a postcolonial context - Saadia Toor
  • PART III Representations of culture, place, identity
  • 10 Gender, media and popular culture in a global India - Maitrayee Chaudhuri
  • 11 Death and family: queer archives of the space between - Naisargi N. Dave
  • 12 Women's place-making in Santosh Nagar: gendered constellations - Ann Grodzins Gold
  • 13 Gender and property in neoliberal middle-class Kolkata: of untold riches and unruly homes - Henrike Donner
  • PART IV Labor and the economy
  • 14 Global governance initiatives and garment sector workers in Sri Lanka: tracing its gender and development politics - Kanchana N. Ruwanpura
  • 15 An intersection of Marxism and feminism among India's informal workers: a second marriage? - Rina Agarwala
  • 16 Gendered opportunity and constraint in India's IT industry: the problem of too much ‘headweight’ - Smitha Radhakrishnan
  • 17 A feminist commodity chain analysis of rural transformation in contemporary India - Priti Ramamurthy
  • 18 NGOs, state and neoliberal development in South Asia: the paradigmatic case of Bangladesh in a global perspective - Lamia Karim
  • PART V Inequality, activism and the state
  • 19 Gender and education in South Asia - Sangeeta Kamat
  • 20 Sex ratios and sex selection in India: history and the present - Mary E. John
  • 21 Dalit women between social and analytical alterity: rethinking the ‘quintessentially marginal’ - Manuela Ciotti
  • 22 Feminism, sexuality and the rhetoric of Westernization in Pakistan: precarious citizenship - Moon Charania
  • 23 Mapping women's activism in India: resistances, reforms and (re)-creation - Rukmini Sen
  • Glossary