Urban Women in Contemporary India: A Reader (Paperback)
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Urban Women in Contemporary India: A Reader (Paperback)

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Paperback 372 Pages / Published: 04/04/2007
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Since the early 1990s, feminists in India have been rallying against integrating the Indian economy into the world market, perceiving it as a phenomenon which will lead to increased feminisation of poverty and the commodification of women. This anthology explores 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, particularly from the educated middle class. The two dozen essays in this book offer insights into:

- gender identity, gender relations and conceptions of women
- violence against women and conflict resolution
- women and the media
- neo-liberal globalisation, from beauty pageants to working conditions
- women and information and communication technologies
- politics and women's political participation

`Women`s work is never done,` said an African women`s rights activist, `Feminists' work will never ever be done.' This book reminds us that the road to the complete empowerment of women in India is still a long one.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9780761935209
Number of pages: 372
Weight: 624 g
Dimensions: 241 x 184 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Urban Women in contemporary India is an insightful collection of articles which offers new and old observations of the Indian women's movement and issues concerning Indian women...Ghadially provides a good background to the articles for the reader who has limited knowledge about the Indian women's movement.... [the book] presents a book introduction into the complicated and thorny subject matter of Indian women to the unacquainted reader because it anticipates covering a broad spectrum of the field of women's studies.

-- Journal of South Asian Development

This book is meant for those interested in women's issues, social activism, politics, sociology, psychology, ICT, and media.... The themes in this anthology seek to highlight the positions that women are placed in their struggle for gender equality, the challenges and the strategies needed to meet them.... This book is a reminder that it is still a long and uphill journey to women's empowerment in India.

-- Business Line

This book is the second time that Rehana Ghadially sets out to do a comprehensive anthology on women in India....The book attempts to capture the contextual realities of urban Indian women in a most comprehensive manner, while being rooted in research and analysis.

-- One World South Asia

This book is reminder that it is still a long and uphill journey to women's empowerment in India

-- The Statesman

The reader opens up traditional feminist agendas to issues emerging out of urban women's modern engagements with and representations in capitalist economy and communication network. The cover image showing hennaed hands of a woman operating a computer is a brilliant representation of tensions of tradition versus modernity and women's independence versus patriarchal norms that emerge as women become global citizens.

-- Dawn

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