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Urban women in contemporary India : a reader

Author: Rehana Ghadially
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Extrait de la couverture : " This anthology explore the impact of globalisation on Indian women and the struggle for gender equality. Since urban India has taken the initial benefit and brunt of globalisation, the focus here is on urban women, particulary from the educated middle class. The two dozen essays in this book offer insights into : gender identity, gender relations and conceptions of women / violence  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Urban women in contemporary India.
Los Angeles : Sage Publications, 2007
(OCoLC)609317518
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rehana Ghadially
ISBN: 0761935207 9780761935209 9788178296753 8178296756
OCLC Number: 78789360
Description: 372 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Adolescence, embodiment and gender identity : elite women in a changing society / Meenakshi Thapan --
2. Male Hindi filmgoers' gaze : an ethnographic interpretation of gender construction / Steve Deme and Lisa Jadwin --
3. Women as emblems of culture and nation : conceptions of the Hindu right and the democratic women's movement / U. Vindhya --
4. Gender roles and cultural continuity in the Asian Indian immigrant community in the US / Shamita Das Dasgupta --
5. Dowry-murder : an example of violence against women / Jane Rudd --
6. When homes are torture chambers : Vimochana's work with victims of domestic violence / Vimochana --
7. Sexual harassment at the workplace / Vibhuti Patel --
8. Empowerment approaches to gender-based violence : women's courts in Delhi slums / Veronica Magar --
9. Men and women in Indian magazine advertisements : a preliminary report / Mallika Das --
10. women's movement and the press in India : the construction of female foeticide as a social issue / Rashmi Luthra --
11. Portrayals of sexual violence in popular Hindi films, 1997-99 / Srividya Ramasubramanian and Mary Beth Oliver --
12. Packaging the contemporary woman in television fiction : deconstructing the role of 'commerce' and 'tradition' / Centre for Advocacy and Research --
13. Showcasing India : gender, geography and globalisation / Rupal Oza --
14. More than just tacking women on to the 'macro-picture' : feminist contributions to globalisation discourses / Sharmila Rege --
15. Gender and employment in the context of globalisation : some facts and figures / Rina Bhattacharya --
16. Globalisation and women in India in the nineties / Gabriele Dietrich --
17. ICT and the technological u-turn for women / Ashima Goyal --
18. Gender, cybercafes and internet access : bridging the digital divide? / Anikar Haseloff and Rehana Ghadially --
19. Empowering women through ICT education : facilitating computer adoption / Farida Umrani and Rehana Ghadially --
20. ICT initiatives, women and work : reproducing or changing gender inequalities? / Shoba Arun, Richard Reeks and Sharon Morgan --
21. Gender and nationalism : the masculinisation of Hinduism and female political participation / Sikata Banatjee --
22. Greater political representation for women : a brief history of events and debates / Leela Kasturi --
23. women's question in contemporary politics / Vasanthi Raman.
Responsibility: edited by Rehana Ghadially.
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Reminding us that the road to the complete empowerment of women in India is a long one, this book focuses on the globalization experiences of women from the Indian urban middle class. It covers:  Read more...

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