Author:Anita M. Weiss

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Interpreting Islam, Modernity, and Women’s Rights in Pakistan

By: Anita M. Weiss

Price: $24.10

Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan:

Seller ID: 1202397

ISBN: 8125057730

Condition: New


Throughout the world, and especially in South Asia, myriad constituencies are grappling with rethinking and renegotiating the contours of society, particularly women’s place in the larger social order. This is raising profound questions regarding women’s social roles and rights eliciting disparate, conflicting images concerning what constitutes women’s rights, who is to define these rights, where responsibility lies for ensuring rights, and the role states should play in articulating and clarifying what is acceptable and unacceptable within local contexts. This book analyzes various eff... View more info

Pathways to Power: The Domestic Politics of South Asia

By: Arjun Guneratne & Anita M. Weiss (Eds)

Price: $19.98

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2014

Seller ID: 101980

ISBN: 812505457X

Condition: New


Pathways to Power introduces the domestic politics of South Asia in broad comparative perspective, revealing the interplay between politics, cultural values, human security, and historical luck. While these are important correlations everywhere, nowhere are they more compelling than in South Asia where such dynamic interchanges loom large on a daily basis. Identity politics—not just of religion but also of caste, ethnicity, regionalism, and social class—infuses all aspects of social and political life in the sub-continent. Recognizing this complex interplay, this volume moves beyond conven... View more info