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Routledge Handbook of Gender in South Asia

Edited by: Leela Fernandes

Print publication date:  November  2021
Online publication date:  November  2021

Print ISBN: 9780367479657
eBook ISBN: 9781003043102
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This new edition of the Routledge Handbook of Gender in South Asia provides a comprehensive overview of the study of gender in South Asia. The Handbook covers the central contributions that have defi ned this area and captures innovative and emerging paradigms that are shaping the future of the field. It offers a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives spanning both the humanities and social sciences, focusing on India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. This revised edition has been thoroughly updated and includes new chapters, thus adding new areas of scholarship. The Handbook is organized thematically into five major parts:

? Historical formations and theoretical framings

? Law, citizenship and the nation

? Representations of culture, place, identity

? Labor and the economy

? Inequality, activism and the state

The Handbook illustrates the ways in which scholarship on gender has contributed to a rethink of theoretical concepts and empirical understandings of contemporary South Asia. Finally, it focuses on new areas of inquiry that have been opened up through a focus on gender and the intersections between gender and categories, such as caste, ethnicity, sexuality, and religion. This timely study is essential reading for scholars who research and teach on South Asia as well as for scholars in related interdisciplinary fields that focus on women and gender from comparative and transnational perspectives.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Gendered nationalism Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Construction of gender in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century in Muslim Bengal Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Gender, women and partition Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The contact zones of intersectionality Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Dalit feminist thought Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Brahmanical ignorance and dominant Indian feminism's origin stories Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Gender and citizenship in India Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Gender, activism, and democratic politics in Bangladesh Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Law, sex work and activism in India Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Supreme Court of India and maintenance for Muslim women Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Female militancy Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Weaponizing women Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The political economy of moral regulation in Pakistan Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Gender, media and popular culture in a global India Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Death and friendship Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Women's place-making in Santosh Nagar Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Vernacular frames, queer encounters Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Garments and a global pandemic Download PDF
Chapter  19:  An intersection of Marxism and feminism among India's informal workers Download PDF
Chapter  20:  A feminist commodity chain analysis of rural transformation in contemporary India Download PDF
Chapter  21:  NGOs, state and neoliberal development in South Asia Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Gender and paid domestic work in Sri Lanka Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Aurat March Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Feminism, sexual violence, and the times of #MeToo in India Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Dalit women between social and analytical alterity Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Feminism, sexuality and the rhetoric of Westernization in Pakistan Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Mapping women's activism in India  Download PDF
Glossary Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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