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Author Snell-Rood, Claire Natalie, author
Title No one will let her live : women's struggle for well-being in a Delhi slum / Claire Snell-Rood
Imprint University of California Press : Oakland, California, [2015]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  HQ1745.D4 S64 2015    AVAILABLE    30610020488607
Descript xx, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-267) and index
Introduction: well-being and the self -- "You should live for others" : tensely sustaining families and selves -- Let the dirtiness go: managing relations with neighbors to protect the self -- "Getting ahead" as moral citizenship in the face of demolition -- To know the field : shaping the slum environment and cultivating the self
"From family to community and politics, relationships establish the social conditions in which health is forged. The inequalities that structure these relationships have left the health of women living in urban poverty chronically vulnerable. Yet for women living in slums, there is no other option than to depend on someone. Based on fourteen months of intensive fieldwork in a Delhi slum, this book explores how women respond to the social inequalities that threaten their health by focusing on inner well-being. Women's strategies to cultivate their moral selves foster their mental health while enabling them to navigate unreliable relationships"--Provided by publisher
Subject Poor women -- India -- Delhi -- Social conditions
Poor women -- Health and hygiene -- India -- Delhi
Well-being -- India -- Delhi
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