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Sex-selective abortion in India : gender, society and new reproductive technologies

Author: Tulsi Patel
Publisher: New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2007.
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Revised version of papers presented at a workshop organised by Dept. of Sociology, University of Delhi in October 2003.
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Sex-selective abortion in India.
New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2007
(OCoLC)652130335
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tulsi Patel
ISBN: 0761935398 9780761935391 8178296977 9788178296975
OCLC Number: 71812685
Description: 432 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Deficit of girls in India : can it be attributed to female selective abortion? / Leela Visaria --
Female foeticide : a civilisational collapse / Ashish Bose --
Rethinking female foeticide : perspective and issues / Rainuka Dagar --
The mindset behind eliminating the female foetus / Tulsi Patel --
Between a rock and a hard place : the social context of the missing girl child / Alpana D. Sagar --
Health policy, plan and implementation : the role of health workers in altering the sex ratio / Reema Bhatia --
Adoption : born to live / Rashmi Kapoor --
Female infanticide, property and the colonial state / L.S. Vishwanath --
The political economy of missing girls in India / Vibbuti Patel.
Responsibility: editor, Tulsi Patel.
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This collection of 11 essays unravels the reasons for the depleting child sex ratio in India. The contributors, all distinguished demographers and social scientists, describe the political economy of  Read more...

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"Sex-Selective Abortion in India examines the problem, detaining the numbers and placing the figures within their cultural and historical context." -- Jeffery L. Ecker, M.D. 20070621 The book is a Read more...

 
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