The Violence of Development: The Political Economy of Gender

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Karin Kapadia
Palgrave Macmillan, 2002 - Business & Economics - 526 pages
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This book investigates the contemporary situation of women in India by focusing on four broad domains: the cultural, the social, the political, and the economic. The writers argue that despite apparently positive indicators of progress, particularly in education and paid employment, little has changed in the position of women. Steadily falling sex ratios suggest a growing bias against the female child.
  

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Contents

The Politics of Identity Social Inequalities
1
Shrinking
43
The Violence of Development
71
Translocal Modernities and Transformations
142
Women
183
The Womens Movements
207
Multiple Dimensions of Violence Against Rural Women
235
Panchayati
295
Exploring Gender Inflections within Panchayati
352
The Backlash Against Women
393
A Case Study
425
Towards a Feminist Politics ? The Indian Womens
459
Notes on Contributors
525
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About the author (2002)

Karin Kapadia works for the World Bank as their South Asia Gender Advisor. Among her previous publications is a monograph, 'Siva's Sisters'.

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