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Routledge Handbook of Gender in South Asia

Edited by: Leela Fernandes

Print publication date:  February  2014
Online publication date:  February  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415523530
eBook ISBN: 9781315848501
Adobe ISBN: 9781317907077


Book description

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. It offers a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives spanning both the humanities and social sciences, focussing on India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

The Handbook brings together key experts in the field of South Asia and gender, women and sexuality. Chapters are organised thematically in five major sections:

  • Historical formations of gender and the significance of colonialism and nationalism
  • Law, Citizenship and the Nation
  • Representations of Culture, Place, Identity
  • Labour and the Economy
  • Inequality, Activism and the State

This timely survey is essential reading for scholars who research and teach on South Asia as well as for scholars in related interdisciplinary fields that focus on women and gender from comparative and transnational perspectives.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Gendered Nationalism Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Construction of Gender in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century in Muslim Bengal Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Gender, Women and Partition Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Gender and Citizenship in India Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Gender and Democratic Politics in Bangladesh Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Law, Sex Work and Activism in India Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Supreme Court of India and Maintenance for Muslim Women Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Female Militancy Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Political Economy of Moral Regulation in Pakistan Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Gender, Media and Popular Culture in a Global India Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Death and Family Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Women’s Place-Making in Santosh Nagar Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Gender And Property in Neoliberal Middle-Class Kolkata Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Global Governance Initiatives and Garment Sector Workers in Sri Lanka Download PDF
Chapter  15:  An Intersection of Marxism and Feminism Among India’s Informal Workers Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Gendered Opportunity and Constraint in India’s it Industry Download PDF
Chapter  17:  A Feminist Commodity Chain Analysis of Rural Transformation in Contemporary India Download PDF
Chapter  18:  NGOs, State and Neoliberal Development in South Asia Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Gender and Education in South Asia Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Sex Ratios and Sex Selection in India Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Dalit Women Between Social and Analytical Alterity Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Feminism, Sexuality and the Rhetoric of Westernization in Pakistan Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Mapping Women’s Activism in India  Download PDF
Glossary Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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