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Decolonizing democracy : transforming the social contract in India

Author: Christine Keating
Publisher: University Park : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Analyzes the movement for Indian independence, the framing of the Indian Constitution, and contemporary contestations over women's legal and political status as crucial moments of transition in which feminist and other progressive activists in India have challenged racialized and gendered underpinnings of democracy's social contract"--Provided by publisher.
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Keating
ISBN: 9780271048635 0271048638 0721048633 9780721048635 9780271048642 0271048646
OCLC Number: 698170983
Description: ix, 155 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : decolonizing democracy --
Fraternalist and paternalist approaches to colonial rule --
Resistant convergences : anticolonial feminist nationalism --
Framing the postcolonial social contract --
Challenging political marginalization : The women's reservation bill --
Legal pluralism and gender justice --
Conclusion : building a nondomination contract.
Responsibility: Christine Keating.

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