Paradoxes of Empowerment

By: Aradhana Sharma

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Celebratory news features about India’s thriving middle-class tell only part of the story of the country’s recent economic rise, frequently glossing over the 300 million Indians who live on the margins and struggle to survive under economic liberalization. How do these, cast out of their country’s successes, perceive and respond to their position and mobilize against disempowerment? Aradhana Sharma takes up these questions, focusing on the work of an innovative women’s programme called Mahila Samakhya, that is part governmental and part non-governmental and strives to empower those rural Indian women who have been pushed aside. Detailing the awkward ideological articulations and paradoxical outcomes of this unique activist-cum-government organization, Paradoxes of Empowerment fosters a deeper understanding of development and politics in contemporary India. Contents Abbreviations Acknowledgments Introduction: The Politics of Empowerment 1. Empowerment Assemblages: A Layered Picture of the Term 2. Engendering Neoliberal Governance: Welfare, Empowerment, and State Formation 3. Empowering Moves: Paradoxes, Subversions, Dangers 4. Staging Development: A Drama in North India 5. (Cross)Talking Development: State and Citizen Acts 6. Between Women? The Micropolitics of Community and Collectivism Conclusion: Terra Incognita, or a Politics without Guarantees Notes Bibliography Index. Printed Pages: 290.

Title: Paradoxes of Empowerment

Author Name: Aradhana Sharma

Categories: India, History, Culture, and Politics,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Zubaan:

ISBN: 8189884840

ISBN 13: 9788189884840

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 140 x 215 Mm

Seller ID: 034015

Keywords: Paradoxes Empowerment India