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Gender, Development, and the State in India

Gender, Development, and the State in India

1st Edition

Carole Spary
February 28, 2019

This book explores the relationship between the state, development policy, and gender (in)equality in India. It discusses the formation of state policy on gender and development in India in the post-1990 period through three key organising concepts of institutions, discourse, and agency. The book...

Social Transformation in Post-conflict Nepal: A Gender Perspective

Social Transformation in Post-conflict Nepal: A Gender Perspective

1st Edition

Punam Yadav
August 23, 2018

The concept of social transformation has been increasingly used to study significant political, socio-economic and cultural changes affected by individuals and groups. This book uses a novel approach from the gender perspective and from bottom up to analyse social transformation in Nepal, a country...

Dalit Women's Education in Modern India: Double Discrimination

Dalit Women's Education in Modern India: Double Discrimination

1st Edition

Shailaja Paik
May 09, 2018

Inspired by egalitarian doctrines, the Dalit communities in India have been fighting for basic human and civic rights since the middle of the nineteenth century. In this book, Shailaja Paik focuses on the struggle of Dalit women in one arena - the realm of formal education – and examines a range of...

Women and the Politics of Representation in Southeast Asia: Engendering discourse in Singapore and Malaysia

Women and the Politics of Representation in Southeast Asia: Engendering discourse in Singapore and Malaysia

1st Edition

Adeline Koh, Yu-Mei Balasingamchow
January 24, 2018

Singapore and Malaysia are rapidly modernising, globalising Asian states which, although being distinct nations since 1965, share common elements in the on-going struggle over the meaning of gender and sexuality in their societies. This is the first book to discuss a range of discourses around...

HIV/AIDS in India: Voices from the Margins

HIV/AIDS in India: Voices from the Margins

1st Edition

Sunita Manian
June 01, 2017

India ranks third in the number of people living with HIV/AIDS globally. The country has high levels of poverty and inequality, poor healthcare infrastructure, especially away from the metropolitan areas, and a legacy of colonialism that bequeathed laws criminalizing non-heteronormative sexualities...

New Modern Chinese Women and Gender Politics: The Centennial of the End of the Qing Dynasty

New Modern Chinese Women and Gender Politics: The Centennial of the End of the Qing Dynasty

1st Edition

Ya-chen Chen
May 25, 2017

The past century witnessed dramatic changes in the lives of modern Chinese women and gender politics. Whilst some revolutionary actions to rectify the feudalist patriarchy, such as foot-binding and polygyny were first seen in the late Qing period; the termination of the Qing Dynasty and...

Women and Conflict in India

Women and Conflict in India

1st Edition

Sanghamitra Choudhury
May 25, 2017

This book analyses the impact that prolonged socio-political conflict in India has had on political and social spaces for women. Focusing in particular on Assam in the North East of India, it looks at how the conflict can be restricting, and yet can also have the potential to expand these spaces...

Sexuality in a Changing China: Young Women, Sex and Intimate Relations in the Reform Period

Sexuality in a Changing China: Young Women, Sex and Intimate Relations in the Reform Period

1st Edition

Nicole Zarafonetis
May 22, 2017

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataNames: Zarafonetis, Nicole, author.Title: Sexuality in a changing China : young women, sex and intimate relations in the reform period / Nicole Zarafonetis.Description: New York, NY : Routledge, 2017. | Series: Routledge research on gender in Asia...

Literature, Gender, and the Trauma of Partition: The Paradox of Independence

Literature, Gender, and the Trauma of Partition: The Paradox of Independence

1st Edition

Debali Mookerjea-Leonard
April 13, 2017

Partition occurring simultaneously with British decolonization of the Indian subcontinent led to the formation of independent India and Pakistan. While the political and communal aspects of the Partition have received some attention, its enormous personal and psychological costs have been mostly...

Sexuality and Public Space in India: Reading the Visible

Sexuality and Public Space in India: Reading the Visible

1st Edition

Carmel Christy
March 16, 2017

The topic of sexuality and gender within the South Asian context is timely and widely discussed across a variety of academic disciplines. Since the end of the last century, there have been debates in the cultural sphere in India on issues concerning Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender people’s rights,...

Perverse Taiwan

Perverse Taiwan

1st Edition

Howard Chiang, Yin Wang
December 13, 2016

Host of the first gay pride in the Sinophone world, Taiwan is well-known for its mushrooming of liberal attitudes towards non-normative genders and sexualities after the lifting of Martial Law in 1987. Perverse Taiwan is the first collection of its kind to contextualize that development from an...

Unmarried Women in Japan: The drift into singlehood

Unmarried Women in Japan: The drift into singlehood

1st Edition

Akiko Yoshida
October 31, 2016

Yoshida addresses the common misconceptions of single, never-married women and aims to uncover the major social and cultural factors contributing to this phenomenon in Japan. Based on interviews with married and never-married women aged 25-46, she argues that the increasing rate of female...

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