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South Asian feminisms : contemporary interventions

Author: Ania Loomba; Ritty A Lukose
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2012.
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This collection intervenes in key areas of feminist scholarship and activism in contemporary South Asia, particularly India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, while asking how this investigation  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ania Loomba; Ritty A Lukose
ISBN: 9780822351658 082235165X 9780822351795 082235179X
OCLC Number: 744291706
Description: vii, 422 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: feminism, religion and the secular / Ania Loomba and Ritty Lukose --
From Shahbano to Kausar bano: contextualizing the "Muslim woman" within a communalised polity / Flavia Agnes --
Global discourses, situated traditions, and Muslim women's agency in Pakistan / Amina Jamal --
Martial tales, right-wing Hindu women and "history-telling" in the Bombay slums / Atreyee Sen --
Of moments, not monuments: feminism and labor activism in post-national Sri Lanka / Sonali Perera --
Feminism, migration and labor: movement building in a globalized world / Anannya Bhattacharjee --
Uncomfortable alliances: women, peace and security in Sri Lanka / Vasuki Nesiah --
Feminist politics and maternalist agonism / Malathi De Alwis --
Witnessing as feminist intervention in India-administered Kashmir / Angana Chatterji --
Transnational politics of reading and the (un)making Taslima Nasreen / Lamia Karim --
Rewriting the rape script in Dalit women's literature / Laura Brueck --
Subject to sex: a small history of the Gomantak Maratha Samaj / Anjali Arondekar --
Sex workers' movements and rights discourse / Firdous Azim --
"Civilizing" political society or "politicizing" civil society?: examining sex worker mobilization in Sonagachi, Calcutta / Toorjo Ghose --
Queering approaches to sex, gender and labor in India: examining paths to sex worker unionism / Ashwini Sukthankar --
Hecklers to power: the waning of human rights and challenges to feminist activism in South Asia / Ratna Kapur --
A global perspective on gender: what's South Asia got to do with it? / Mrinalini Sinha.
Responsibility: Ania Loomba and Ritty A. Lukose, eds.

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"While most books about feminism in South Asia are country-specific, this collection has a genuinely regional focus. Essays explicitly address feminist activism and concerns in India, Pakistan, Read more...

 
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