Gendered Geographies: Space and Place in South Asia

Hardcover | October 5, 2011

EditorSaraswati Raju

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The resurrection of geography now plays a significant role in social science theories. This volume critically analyses the debate surrounding the social and conceptual formations of 'space 'and 'place' to understand how such boundaries intersect with gender. The essays argue that spaces andplaces are social and ideological constructs. What is significant is the implication of power in the production of spaces and places as they are ideologically organized to maintain established hierarchies. Thematically organized, the essays examine a range of topical issues such as national and transnational identities, women's livelihoods, migration, violence against women, mining, environment, poverty alleviation, and family, as also the engagement of market forces with patriarchal structures, thefluidity of the 'public' and the 'private' and everyday negotiations and contestations, in the context of the South Asian countries. The volume explores the impact of global processes on the idea of locality and its consequences for the lives of women in countries like India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan,Bangladesh and Nepal.

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The resurrection of geography now plays a significant role in social science theories. This volume critically analyses the debate surrounding the social and conceptual formations of 'space 'and 'place' to understand how such boundaries intersect with gender. The essays argue that spaces andplaces are social and ideological constructs. ...

Saraswati Raju is Professor at the Centre for the Study of Regional Development, School of Social Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.98 inPublished:October 5, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198072570

ISBN - 13:9780198072577

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List of Tables and FiguresPrefacePART I:Introduction1. Saraswati Raju: Introduction: Conceptualizing Gender, Space and PlacePART II: National and Transnational Identities and Social Spaces and Places:2. Saraswati Raju: The Making of Gendered Geography in India3. Susan Thieme, Ulrike Muller-Boker, Norman Backhaus: Women's Livelihoods in a Transnational Social Space: Labour Migration from Far West Nepal to Delhi, India4. Anja Rudnick: Bangladeshi Migrant Women in Malaysia - Transgressing Space and Place5. Una Hombrecher and Eva Gerharz: Identities in Conflict: Women's spaces in Eastern Sri Lanka6. Monica Erwer: Emerging Feminist Space Politicizes Violence against WomenPart III: Gendered Struggles in Livelihood Spaces and Places:7. Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt: The geographers' burden: What does the work of kamins in Indian collieries tell us about the mining industry?8. Jyotirmayee Acharya: Embodied Rural Weaver's Workplaces: Developing Gender Self-Employment Agenda for the Handloom Cooperatives9. Sarah Jewitt and Kathleen Baker: Spatial Agendas for Decision-Making in Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh: The Influence of Place, Class and Caste on Women's Role in Environmental Management10. Seela Aladuwaka and Ann M. Oberhauser: Contextualizing Credit Program, Poverty Alleviation and Women's Empowerment: A Case Study from Rural Sri LankaPart IV: Everyday Spaces and Places - Negotiations and Contestations:11. Sarah J. Halvorson: The Farmer and Her Family: Negotiating Motherhood and Livelihood in the Karakoram, Pakistan12. Farhana Sultana: Spaces of Power, Places of Hardship: Rethinking Spaces and Places through a Gendered Geography of WaterNotes on Contributors