Gender Transformation, Power and Resistance Among Women in Sri Lanka : The Fish Don`t Talk About the Water

By: Carla Risseeuw

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In the context of Sri Lanka this Study concentrates on the taken for granted "unsaid" Nature of Relations between the sexes and the process by which they change imperceptibly over time. Gender relations were substantially transformed during British Colonial rule, although these changes often went unrecognized by both the colonizer and the colonized. During this process of gender Transformation the position of Women deteriorated, not so much due to a direct move to curb their position, but more as an indirect result of an intensified struggle over resources between the more powerful (males), colonizer as well as colonized. This situation finds parallels in the status of women today. The position of women-as rural, unorganized workers-still remains unappreciated within (inter) national development planning, which obstructs their entry into a meaningful Dialogue with the more powerful, although their strategies of resistance are manifold. The study concludes with the challenges this "lack of legitimacy" poses from the perspective of countering a process whereby History otherwise may well repeat itself. Printed Pages: 416

Title: Gender Transformation, Power and Resistance Among Women in Sri Lanka : The Fish Don`t Talk About the Water

Author Name: Carla Risseeuw

Categories: Gender Studies, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

ISBN: 818542568X

ISBN 13: 9788185425689

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Seller ID: 1201045

Keywords: Gender Transformation, Power and Resistance Among Women in Sri Lanka: The Fish Don`t Talk About the Water Carla Risseeuw