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Human rights as practice : Dalit women securing livelihood entitlements in South India

Author: Jayshree P Mangubhai
Publisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2014.
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This study is based on ethnographic fieldwork in three villages in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, where Dalit women engage in struggles to secure or protect livelihood entitlements such as housing land or work. The research examines the processes of these women organising and evolving collective action strategies to claim access to and control over livelihood resources in different contexts where they face  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jayshree P Mangubhai
ISBN: 9780199082650 0199082650
OCLC Number: 941064638
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 26 mai 2014).
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Contents: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; 1. : SITUATING DALIT WOMEN WITHIN RIGHTS AND DEVELOPMENT; 2. : COLLECTIVE ACTION, EXCLUSION AND ENTITLEMENTS; 3. : POLITICAL RESPONSES TO SOCIAL EXCLUSION AND DISCRIMINATION: STATE DISCOURSES AND PRACTICES; 4. : ASSERTING THE RIGHT TO ADEQUATE HOUSING: KOVILUR VILLAGE; 5. : ONGOING STRUGGLE FOR LAND ENTITLEMENT: VETTRIYUR VILLAGE; 6. : UNEVEN POLITICAL-ECONOMICS OF AN ENTITLEMENT STRUGGLE: MALLIBAKKAM VILLAGE; 7. : HUMAN RIGHTS AS PRACTICE: AGENCY, POWER AND STRATEGIES; GLOSSARY; BIBLIOGRAPHY
Responsibility: Jayshree P. Mangubhai.

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This study is based on ethnographic fieldwork in three villages in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, where Dalit women engage in struggles to secure or protect livelihood entitlements such as housing land or work. The research examines the processes of these women organising and evolving collective action strategies to claim access to and control over livelihood resources in different contexts where they face social exclusion.--Résumé de l'éditeur.

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Overall, it is a coherent book ... Researchers interested in human rights and Dalit activism will find it a useful contribution to themes of patriarchy, class and caste. * Amitabh Vikram Dwivedi, Read more...

 
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