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Crossing the Sacred Line: Women's Search for Political Power

By: Abhilasha Kumari and Sabina Kidwai

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032360

ISBN: 8125014349

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 240. View more info

Migrant Women and Work

By: Anuja Agrawal (ed.)

Price: $15.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sage Publications: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028626

ISBN: 0761934561

Condition: New


This volume is focused on Asian women who migrate either globally or across the Asian continent or within their respective countries in order to seek work. The contributors cover a broad terrain of issues including the changing gender composition of migration streams; the motivations of individual migrants; the different outcomes of male and female migration; and discernible patterns in the migration of women. The distinguishing feature of this collection of original essays and case studies is that it concentrates on ‘solo’ migrant women. The contributors show that even though migration i... View more info

Paradoxes of Empowerment: Development, Gender and Governance in Neoliberal India

By: Aradhana Sharma

Price: $14.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Zubaan: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034020

ISBN: 8189884840

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Printed Pages: 299. View more info

Codes of Misconduct: Regulating Prostitution in Late Colonial Bombay

By: Ashwini Tambe

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Publisher: New Delhi, India, Zubaan:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034012

ISBN: 8189884425

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"This remarkable study focuses on the relationship between forms of prostitution, discourses on law making, and law enforcement practices. Across the 19th and early 20th centuries, the colonial government in Bombay city formulated laws on prostitution that were enormously repetitive. Activities such as soliciting men, pimping and procuring women and girls for prostitution were banned in identical ways in multiple eras. Across the same hundred years, commercial sex grew vast in scale, and Bombay became a node in a transnational sex trade circuit. This book argues that while the expansion o... View more info

Gender Issues in Development: Concerns for the 21st Century

By: Bhaswati Das and Vimal Khawas (eds)

Price: $17.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Rawat Publications: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031968

ISBN: 8131601919

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 328. View more info

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Women in Ancient and Medieval India (History of Science, Philosophy and Culture in Indian Civilization: Volume IX, Part 2)

By: Bhuvan Chandel (ed.) In association with Shubhada Joshi; D.P. Chattopadhyaya (Gen. Ed.)

Price: $42.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032861

ISBN: 8187586354

Condition: New


Printed pages: 476. View more info

Feminism,Tradition and Modernity

By: Chandrakala Padia

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Shimla, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies: 2015

Seller ID: 901433

ISBN: 9789382396222


Two major excellencies make this volume significant: its relevance and richness. A lot of women in India today is by no means satisfactory. Our own writers on feminism have made it very clear, with the help of both argument and well-researched evidence. But the mere diagnosis is hardly enough. We have to find ways to remedy the ills. Would it be proper to quietly acquiesce in, and follow the measures suggested by feminist writers in the West? Or do we have to look at what still saves the Indian family from utter dissolution, and turn anew to our ancient text, often misconstrued, for some sage... View more info

Women in Dharmasastras: A Phenomenological and Critical Analysis

By: Chandrakala Padia (ed.)

Price: $16.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Rawat Publications: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031975

ISBN: 8131602419

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Printed Pages: 256. View more info

Women, Quotas and Politics

By: Drude Dahlerup (ed.)

Price: $19.95

Publisher: London, UK, Routledge:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027123

ISBN: 0415375495

Condition: New


Although highly controversial, electoral gender quotas have been introduced recently in a large number of countries around the world to improve women's representation in national parliaments. Women, Quotas and Politics offers the first global comparative analysis of the new trend to introduce gender quotas in public elections wriiten by researchers from all major regions in the world. This book presents cutting-edge research about the discursive controversies and actual implementation processes in countries with quota provisions. Providinga quantitative and qualitative assessment of these quot... View more info

A Terrible Matriarchy

By: Easterine Iralu

Price: $7.60

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Zubaan: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 024731

ISBN: 97881898844079

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 319. View more info

The Changing Position of Women in Family and Society: A Cross-National Comparison (International Studies in Sociology and Social Anthropology: Volume XXXIV)

By: Eugen Lupri (edited with an introduction)

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Leiden, The Netherlands, E.J. Brill: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 030746

ISBN: 9004068457

Condition: Fine


Printed Pages: 476. Slightly chipped spine. View more info

Waves in the Hinterland: The Journey of a Newspaper

By: Farah Naqvi

Price: $9.75

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Zubaan: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 024822

ISBN: 8189884565

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 168. View more info

Grass-Roots NGOs By Women for Women: The Driving Force of Development in India

By: Femida Handy, Meenaz Kassam, Suzanne Feeney, and Bhagyashree Ranade

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sage Publications: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028615

ISBN: 0761935002

Condition: New


Adopting an inter-disciplinary approach, this book provides an in-depth understanding of why Indian NGOs run by women for women, tend to be successful. Based on first-hand observations spanning five years and interviews with 20 founders of NGOs, this book explores the factors that motivate and facilitate women entrepreneurship in the development sector. It examines the organizational structures that have evolved based on feminist ideology and the services provided (e.g. self-help groups and micro-finance). The authors also discuss the social impact of these NGOs in promoting both development... View more info

Yoga: A Gem for Women

By: Geeta S. Iyengar

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Allied Publishers Ltd: 2005

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 031901

ISBN: 8170237157

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 355 with 215 b/w illustrations. View more info

The Myth of Community: Gender Issues in Participatory Development

By: Guijt, Irene and Shah, Meera Kaul

Price: $21.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Rawat Publications: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031973

ISBN: 1853394211

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 308. View more info

Women's Studies Encyclopedia, 3 Vols.

By: Helen Tierney (ed.)

Price: $72.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Rawat Publications: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031974

ISBN: 8131602184

Condition: New


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Woman and Empire: Representations in the Writings of British India (1858-1900)

By: Indrani Sen

Price: $12.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2002

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 031670

ISBN: 8125021116

Condition: New


Drawing upon a wide range and variety of literary and non-literary sources of nineteenth century British India, Woman and Empire examines perceptions of gender over the 1858–1900 period. The book focuses on representations of white and Indian women, in addition to women of mixed races, in fiction as well as in colonial newspapers and journals. Printed Pages: 224. View more info

Women Teaching in South Asia

By: Jackie Kirk (ed.)

Price: $22.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sage Publications: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028625

ISBN: 8178298694

Condition: New


This collection adds fresh perspectives to the current policy and programming initiatives concerning woman teachers in South Asia. It discusses the issues related to the lives and experiences of woman teachers in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal and Bangladesh, providing a common framework for the analysis of the policies and programmes with and for them, in relation to their lived experiences as women in diverse families, communities and societies of the region. It promotes critical discussion of the potential and agency of woman teachers to create change in schools and in socie... View more info

Films and Feminism: Essays in Indian Cinema

By: Jasbir Jain and Sudha Rai (eds)

Price: $9.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Rawat Publications: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031971

ISBN: 813160280X

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Printed Pages: 280. View more info

Rural Women in South Asia

By: Jaya Arunachalam and U. Kalpagam (eds)

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Rawat Publications: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031992

ISBN: 8131600955

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Printed Pages: 304. View more info

Democratization and Women's Grassroots Movements

By: Jill M. Bystydzienski and Joti Sekhon (eds)

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Publisher: New Delhi, India, Zubaan:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027118

ISBN: 8186706542

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The Fall of communist regimes in Eastern Europe and of dictatorships in Latin America brought new attention to democratic movements worldwide. Most interest focused on national activities, electoral politics and the expansion of capitalist markets, and though much has been written about social movements, the connections between women’s grassroots organizations and democratization have been neglected. This book explores how these movements contribute to the expansion of public and private spaces and democratic processes. The sixteen case studies highlight women’s grassroots movements in Ind... View more info

Democracy in the Family: Insights from India

By: Joy Deshmukh-Ranadive (ed.)

Price: $14.75

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sage Publications: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028634

ISBN: 0761936319

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Democracy in the Family: Insights from India is unique in the way it employs diverse research methods to address the issue of justice in the family under the common theme of examining whether the ethos of democracy is relevant to it. The interface between principles of democracy inside and outside the home is explored through the sub-themes of `Experiencing the Family`, `Expressing the Family`, `Seeking Justice` and `Including the Excluded`. The topics covered range from examinations of the institution of the family, the site of the household, practices of householding and relationships betwee... View more info

Space for Power: Women's Work and Family Strategies in South and South-East Asia

By: Joy Deshmukh-Ranadive (ed.)

Price: $5.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Rainbow Publishers in Collaboration with Centre for Women's Development Studies: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036537

ISBN: 8186962565

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 198. View more info

Encyclopedia of Women and Gender: Sex Similarities and Differences and the Impact of Society on Gender, 2 Vols.

By: Judith Worell

Price: $525.00

Publisher: Academic Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028280

ISBN: 0122272455

Condition: New


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Indian Women Novelists

By: Jyoti Singh

Price: $15.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Rawat Publications: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032163

ISBN: 8131601145

Condition: New


Printed Pages: 192. View more info

Missing: Half the Story. Journalism as if Gender Matters

By: Kalpana Sharma (ed.)

Price: $9.50

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Zubaan: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 033512

ISBN: 8189884832

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Printed Pages: 316. View more info

Recent Studies on Indian Women

By: Kamal K. Misra and Janet Huber Lowry (eds)

Price: $21.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Rawat Publications: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031995

ISBN: 8131600491

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Printed Pages: 468. View more info

Matrilineal Communities, Patriarchal Realities

By: Kanchana N. Ruwanpura

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Publisher: New Delhi, India, Zubaan:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027147

ISBN: 8189013041

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In rejecting falsely homogenizing accounts of women's lives, feminist economists have, in recent years, unlocked the multiple ways in which gendered relations of dominance and subordination are maintained. One of the key differences they have turned their attention to is ethnicity. This study of Muslim, Sinhala and Tamil households, in Sri Lanka examines both the commonality of patriarchal structures and economic problems in such households, as well as the differences created by the ethnicities that divide them. The author looks at the nature and reliability of kinship support for female heads... View more info

Working Women: Stories of Strife, Struggle and Survival

By: Kogi Naidoo and Fay Patel (ed.)

Price: $12.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sage Publications: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028099

ISBN: 8178299224

Condition: New


This book contains narratives pertaining to the challenges, struggles and success stories of women in the workplace who come from diverse cultures and social backgrounds. The essays discuss the struggles of women who were marginalised but who fought for recognition, dignity, and respect in their workplaces and personal lives. The narratives cross cultural boundaries presenting multiple dimensions of the struggle and success of women from different walks of life. Working Women: Stories of Strife, Struggle and Survival brings hope for those who continue to suffer in silence. This multi-cultural... View more info

Feminist Post-Development Thought: Rethinking Modernity, Post-colonialism and Representation

By: Kriemild Saunders

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Publisher: New Delhi, India, Zubaan:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027139

ISBN: 8189013246

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Feminist Post-Development Thought addresses the crucial question of what development means for women. Is it still their best hope of social progress and equality, or does it simply raise false expectations for the future? Contents Abbreviations Acknowledgements Contributors Introduction: Towards a Deconstructive Post-Development Criticism I Aiding Development or Post-Development 1 Lessons from the Field:Rethinking Empowerment, Gender And Development from a Post-(Post-?) Development Perspective Jane Parpart 2 Dismantling the Master’s House with the Master’s Tools? Gender Work in and with... View more info

Feminist Futures: Re-imagining Women, Culture and Development

By: Kum-Kum Bhavani, John Foran and Priya Kurian (eds)

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Publisher: New Delhi, India, Zubaan:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027144

ISBN: 8189013610

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"Globalization and the failure of development have led to the feminization of poverty, environmental degradation and an uncertain future for global peace and security. Development studies has reached an impasse, both in its theoretical paradigms and its practical prescriptions. Too economistics, too little focused on the daily lives of women, and devoid of vision, the field needs a radical imaginative overhaul. The contributors to this book who work at the intersection of cultural studies, feminist studies and critical development studies, articultae a new theoretical framework that they c... View more info

Writing Gender History

By: Laura Lee Downs

Price: $34.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Rawat Publications: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031972

ISBN: 0340807962

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Printed Pages: 220. View more info

Women and Kinship: Perspective on Gender in South and South East Asia

By: Leela Dube

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Rawat Publications: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031832

ISBN: 8131602885

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Printed Pages: 224. View more info

Contradictory Lives: Bul Women in India and Bangladesh

By: Lisa I.Knight

Price: $116.00

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 036857

ISBN: 0199773548

Condition: New


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'Honour': Crimes, Paradigms, and Violence Against Women

By: Lynn Welchman and Sara Hossain (eds)

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Zubaan:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027142

ISBN: 8189013807

Condition: New


'Honour' brings together the practical insights and experience of individuals and organisations working in diverse regions and contexts to combat 'crimes of honour'. The authors examine strategies of response to such manifestations of violence against women, focusing largely on 'honour killings' and interference with the right to choice in marriage, and the related use and legal treatment of the defence of 'honour' and 'provocation' in different countries of Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and South Asia. This timely book is distinctive in approach and content, highlighting activist and... View more info

Zealous Reformers, Deadly Laws: Battling Stereotypes

By: Madhu Purnima Kishwar

Price: $12.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sage Publications: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028616

ISBN: 0761936378

Condition: New


Authored by a pioneer of the contemporary women`s rights movement in India, this book combines insights gathered from a deep engagement with the lives and coping strategies of ordinary women. With first hand knowledge of the workings of legislation and the law enforcement machinery in India, the author analyses why laws enacted for the ostensible purpose of strengthening women`s rights end up producing such dismal results. Printed Pages: 420. View more info

Visible Histories, Disappearing Women: Producing Muslim Womanhood in Late Colonial Bengal

By: Mahua Sarkar

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Publisher: New Delhi, India, Zubaan: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 024979

ISBN: 8189884433

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Printed Pages: 349. View more info

Gender Justice, Citizenship and Development

By: Maitrayee Mukhopadhyay and Navsharan Singh (eds)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Zubaan in association with IDRC:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027125

ISBN: 978818988431X

Condition: New


Although there have been notable gains for women globally in the last few decades, gender inequality and gender-based inequities continue to impinge upon girls' and women's ability to relaize their rights and their full potential as citizens and equal partners. In fact for every right that has been established, there are millions of women who do not enjoy it. In this book, studies from Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, are prefaced by an introductory chapter that links current thinking on gender justice to debates on citizensh... View more info

Women's Studies in India: Contours of Change

By: Malashri Lal & Sukrita Paul Kumar (EDS)

Price: $25.50

Publisher: Shimla, Indian Institute of Advanced Studies: 2002

Seller ID: 901434

ISBN: 8179860167


The Discipline of "Women's Studies" has yet to establish firm roots in Indian Academia. What causes an apparent mismatch between a recogonised need to systematize an approach to social development and the actualisation of that need in pedagogical practice? In the context of Indian universities in particular, such queries are crucial. To advocate its strengths, Women's studies needs the mechanisms of institutionalisation. Materials production is a necessary, effective enterprise. The present anthology of essays is designed as a teaching and Library resource for Women's Studies. Drawing ... View more info

Gender Concerns in South Asia: Some Perspectives

By: Manjeet Bhatia, Deepali Bhanit, and Nirmalya Samanta (eds)

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Publisher: New Delhi, India, Rawat Publications: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031989

ISBN: 8131601153

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Printed Pages: 420. View more info

The Development of Women's Studies: A Report from the Netherlands

By: Margo Brouns

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Gravenhage, The Netherlands, SteO - 's: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004020

ISBN: 9067654396

Condition: Very Good


Printed Pages: 222. View more info

First There Was Woman & Other Stories

By: Marija Sres

Price: $4.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Zubaan: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 024735

ISBN: 8189884352

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Printed Pages: 124. View more info

Women's Studies in India: A Reader

By: Mary E. John (ed.)

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Penguin: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031728

ISBN: 0143063774

Condition: New


Women’s studies first emerged in India during the 1970s as a forceful critique of those processes that had made women invisible after independence—invisible not only to society and the state, but also to higher education and its disciplines. Since that beginning, so much has happened in this already vast field that it would be hard to find a major issue or subject that has not been addressed by scholars and activists. This comprehensive reader sets out to provide a map of the development of women’s studies and the ever expanding terrain that it has been investigating. The introduction ... View more info

Gender and Social Theory

By: Mary Evans

Price: $10.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Rawat Publications: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031853

ISBN: 8131602893

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Printed Pages: 148. View more info

Nuns, Yoginis, Saints, and Singers: Women's Renunciation in South Asia

By: Meena Khandelwal, Sondra L. Hausner, and Ann Grodzins Gold (eds.)

Price: $14.75

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Zubaan: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028157

ISBN: 8189884344

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Printed Pages: 387. View more info

Women in Malayalam Cinema: Naturalising Gender Hierarchies

By: Meena T. Pillai (ed.)

Price: $14.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 032733

ISBN: 8125038655

Condition: New


Drawing on contemporary critical theories and academic debates, Women in Malayalam Cinema: Naturalising Gender Hierarchies analyses Malayalam cinema and the question of women from different perspectives. In its focus on woman-cinema interface, as depicted in a century of Malayalam cinema, this book addresses a wide range of themes crucial for a nuanced understanding of Malayalam film culture—gender stereotyping, marriage and family, the aftermaths of matriliny, caste and gender relations, hegemonic patriarchy, female friendships and soft porn. These diverse concerns are held together by a k... View more info

Living the Body: Embodiment, Womanhood and Identity in Contemporary India

By: Meenakshi Thapan

Price: $15.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sage Publications: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028105

ISBN: 8178299011

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This is a book about embodiment and identity in the context of particular women's lives in an urban setting. It is concerned with the development of a sociology of embodiment in the context of women's lives in contemporary, urban India. The focus on embodiment is mediated by gender and class, two critical elements that constitute identity in relation to embodiment. The study is based on material collected from interviews with working class women in an urban slum and with professional, upper class women, with young women in secondary schools and from material from a women's magazine. Apart from... View more info

Women, Citizenship and Difference

By: Mira Yuval-Davis and Pnina Werbner (eds)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Zubaan:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027145

ISBN: 8189013335

Condition: New


This book makes an important contribution towards an understanding of citizenship as mediated by other collective, historically determined identities: of gender, ethnicity, class and national status. It brings together a group of prominent inetrenational scholars from moral philosophy, law, political science and sociology to offer a major reconceptualization of the idea of citizenship. The contributors demonstrate how the growing ambivalence of State sovereignty in the face of multinational capitalism and the absence of political accountability structures are complicit in the definitions of ge... View more info

The Unheard Scream: Reproductive Health and Women's Lives in India

By: Mohan Rao (ed.)

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Publisher: New Delhi, India, Zubaan:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027132

ISBN: 8189884530

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The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) at Cairo brought about a "paradigm shift" in the way population is conceptualized. This involves going beyond maternal health and family planning, to the broader framework of reproductive health and rights. How has India fared with the paradigm shift? Is this about population control by other means? Is it about the social roots of illness, disease and death among women? This revelatory collection of essays by journalists explores a range of issues - from the Quinacrine sterilization scandal, to the rip-off that is the as... View more info

The Unheard Scream: Reproductive Health and Women's Lives in India

By: Mohan Rao (ed.)

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Zubaan:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027133

ISBN: 8186706704

Condition: New


The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) at Cairo brought about a "paradigm shift" in the way population is conceptualized. This involves going beyond maternal health and family planning, to the broader framework of reproductive health and rights. How has India fared with the paradigm shift? Is this about population control by other means? Is it about the social roots of illness, disease and death among women? This revelatory collection of essays by journalists explores a range of issues - from the Quinacrine sterilization scandal, to the rip-off that is the as... View more info