Handbook of Gender by Raka RayHandbook of Gender by Raka Ray

Handbook of Gender

EditorRaka Ray

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This Handbook brings together works that represent the best of feminist scholarship on India in multiple fields ranging from historical to contemporary India. The contributions from eminent feminist and gender scholars are categorized thematically and cover the following areas: law, sexuality,masculinity, caste, media, religion, labour, environment and women's movements. In each key area of debate, a classic essay is paired with another that reflects the state of the field today or the vibrant new directions toward which the field is moving. The Introduction provides a unique analytical perspective on the trajectory of gender scholarship in India as well as acomparative approach vis-a-vis western discourse on gender. This Handbook will be of considerable interest to scholars and students of gender studies, sociology, social anthropology, Indian politics, history, economics, and literature and culture studies.
Raka Ray is Professor of Sociology and South and Southeast Asia Studies, and Chair of the Center for South Asia Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
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Title:Handbook of GenderFormat:HardcoverDimensions:520 pages, 9.65 × 7.09 × 0.03 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

The Politics of Knowledge: The Women's Movement and Gender Scholarship in India, Raka RaySection I-Sexuality;1. The Foundations of Modern Legal Structures in India, Janaki Nair2. Conjugality, Property, Morality and Maintenance, Flavia AgnesSection II-Sexuality;3. Uneven Modernities and Ambivalent Sexualities: Women's Constructions of Puberty in Coastal Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, Kalpana Ram4. Outing Heteronormativity: Nation, Citizen, Feminist Disruptions, Nivedita MenonSection III-Masculinity;5. Potent Protests: The Age of Consent Controversy, 1891, Mrinalini Sinha6. Style, Lawrence CohenSection IV-Caste;7. Whatever Happened to the Vedic Dasi? Orientalism, Nationalism, and a Script for the Past, Uma Chakravarti8. A Cartography of Resistance: The National Federation of Dalit Women, Kalpana KannabiranSection V-Media;9. Dharma and Desire, Freedom and Destiny: Rescripting the Man-woman Relationship in Popular Hindi Cinema, Patricia Uberoi10. Forbidden Love and Passionate Denials: A Dialogue on Domesticities and Queer Intimacy, Shohini GhoshSection VI-Religion;11. Heroic Women, Mother Goddesses: Family and Organization in Hindutva Politics, Tanika Sarkar12. Feminist Theory, Agency, and the Liberatory Subject: Some Reflections on the Islamic Revival in Egypt, Saba MahmoodSection VII-Labour;13. Family and Factory: Women in the Bombay Cotton Textile Industry, 1919-1939, Radha Kumar14. Women Workers, Liberalization and Social Citizenship in India, Amrita ChachhiSection VIII-Environment;15. The Gender and Environment Debate: Lessons from India, Bina Agarwal16. Genderscapes: Deepening Our Understanding of Gender-Environment Linkages, Sumi KrishnaSection IX-Women's Movement;17. Women's Politics in India, Ilina Sen18. Feminism, Poverty, and the Emergent Social Order, Mary JohnIndex