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Author: Sharmila Rege
Editor(s): Sharmila Rege
Publisher: Sage Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0761997059
This invaluable reader maps the contributions made by feminist scholars towards engendering mainstream sociological discourse in India. It covers a broad range of issues relating to the lifespan of women in different social institutions such as the family, school and the workplace.
This book is one of the Indian Sociological Society: Golden Jubilee Volumes.
Sociology of Gender, lends a historical perspective to the comprehension of gender and a platform to accelerate the frontiers of feminist knowledge. For the sociologist, academic feminist, activist and the students of gender studies, the book is a vast reservoir of theoretical and empirical insights, Sharmila Rege proves to be a dab hand at gleaning, documenting and compiling the discourse on the sociology of gender. An indepth interrogation as well as documentation minus gobbledygook is editor Sharmila Rege’s forte. With its all-encompassing themes, the tome is capable of engaging any person-feminist or hominist.
It is a book not to be missed particularly by adherents of freedom, liberal thinking, egalitarianism and democracy. Contributing significantly to this intellectual wonder are G N Ramu, Leela Dube, Tiplut Nongbri, Homa Hoodfar, Mohini Sethi, C V Kala, Pat Caplan, Linda J Epp and Judith Whitehead.
-Daily News, Colombo
This volume brings out diverse dimensions of the sociology of gender, This edited volume will no doubt be an invaluable addition to gender-based studies in sociology and anthropology.
-Man in India
Series Note by B S BAVISKAR
Foreword by KARUNA CHANANA
Introduction: Feminist Challenge to Sociology: Disenchanting Sociology or `For Sociology’? SHARMILA REGE
I CONCEPTUAL ISSUES IN FEMINISM, ANTHROPOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY: Feminist Social Theories: Theme and Variations BEATRICE KACHUCK
Problems with Patriarchy: Conceptual Issues in Anthropology and Feminism PATRICIA UBEROI
II GENDER AND SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS: SECTION A. FAMILY, MARRIAGE AND KINSHIP: Single- and Dual- Earner Couples: Economic Status and Marital Power G N RAMU
Who Gains from Matriliny? Men, Women and Change on a Lakshadweep Island LEELA DUBE
Gender and the Khasi Family Structure: The Meghalaya Succession to Self-Acquired Property Act, 1984 TIPLUT NONGBRI
The Impact of Egyptian Male Migration on Urban Families: `Feminization of the Egyptian Family’ or a Reaffirmation of Traditional Gender Roles HOMA HOODFAR
SECTION B. WORK: Women and Development: A Profile of Active Agricultural Producers RAJ MOHINI SETHI
Female Participation in Farm Work in Central Kerala C V KALA
Joiners and Non-Joiners: A City Suburb and its Women’s Club PAT CAPLAN
SECTION C. EDUCATION: Female Sexuality and Education of Hindu Girls in India KARUNA CHANANA
Unequal Schooling and Social Inequality in India PADMA VELASKAR
SECTION D. STATE: Gender in the Making of the Indian Nation-State MAITRAYEE CHAUDHURI
Bodies of Evidence, Bodies of Rule: The Ilbert Bill, Revivalism, and Age of Consent in Colonial India JUDITH WHITEHEAD
Dalit Struggle, Nude Worship, and the ‘Chandragutti Incident’ LINDA J EPP
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