Women's Livelihood Rights: Recasting Citizenship for Development

By: Sumi Krishna (ed.)

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This interdisciplinary book brings together different dimensions of women's livelihood, citizenship and development. It unravels the patriarchal structure of natural resource policy in India and argues that the context of citizenship needs to be extended to include the right to recognition of ways of living and livelihood, so that women take their legitimate space as productive human beings, entitled to dignity as a political right, and not merely to protection and welfare. The chapters in the book reflect the interrelatedness of several complex themes: the need to recognize resource rights together with livelihood strategies; the challenges of democratic governance and of restructuring institutional systems; the role of women's collective agency in development and the lessons that emerge from women's struggle for dignity and livelihood. Printed Pages: 424.

Title: Women's Livelihood Rights: Recasting Citizenship for Development

Author Name: Sumi Krishna (ed.)

Categories: India, Sociology & Anthropology, Women's Studies,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sage Publications: 2007

ISBN: 0761936009

ISBN 13: 9780761936008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 028100

Keywords: Women's Rights India