作者 Obeng, Pashington
書名 Rural women's power in South Asia [electronic resource] : understanding Shakti / Pashington Obeng
出版項 Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
國際標準書號 1137320761 (electronic bk.) : £58.00
9781137320759
9781137320766 (electronic bk.) : £58.00
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版本 1st ed
說明 208 p
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系列 Gender, development and social change
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Epublication based on: 9781137320759
1. Introduction 2. History and Identity 3. Policies and Interventions 4. Governments, NGOs, Sanghas and Entrepreneurs (20+) 5. Senior Women's Shakti (60+) 6. Conclusion
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This book investigates how women's power and caste cleavages often continue to transcend and crosscut the boundaries of caste/tribe, gender, age, class and religion in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh It examines the gendered divisions of labor in rural communities and how countervailing forces have restricted women's status and roles in South Asia. This book investigates how women's power and caste cleavages often continue to transcend and crosscut the boundaries of caste/tribe, gender, age, class and religion in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Building upon recent formulations of South Asian gender discourse, it explores the ways that perceived notions of women and castified geographies are not only structured in complex and localized relationships of dominance, but are also constituted by practices of the state and central governments. By examining both the particularities of local women's efforts to improve themselves and the ways that power is mediated, the author addresses the multiplex ways individuals both adapt and contest the hegemony of the dominant structures
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Pashington Obeng is Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Wellesley College, USA. In 2011-2012 he was Madeleine Haas Russell Visiting Professor at Brandeis University and has also taught at Brown and Harvard Universities, USA. He is the author of Shaping Membership, Defining Nation: The Cultural Politics of African Indians in South Asia (2007)
主題 aSakti (Hindu deity)
Power (Social sciences)
Rural women -- Social conditions -- South Asia
Sex role -- South Asia
Women in rural development -- South Asia
Central government policies -- Indian sub-continent. bicssc
Gender studies: women -- Indian sub-continent. bicssc
Political geography -- Indian sub-continent. bicssc
Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography -- Indian sub-continent. bicssc
Society. ukslc
South Asia -- Rural conditions