ISBN 9788178299006,Displaced by Development : Confronting Marginalisation and Gender Injustice

Displaced by Development : Confronting Marginalisation and Gender Injustice


Lyla Mehta


SAGE India



SAGE India

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788178299006

ISBN-10 8178299003

Hard Back

Number of Pages 356 Pages
Language (English)

Gender studies

This compilation is a rare attempt to apply gender analysis to development-induced-displacement and resettlement in the Indian context. It brings together leading scholar-activists, researchers and contributors from people?s movements to critique and draw attention to the injustices perpetrated during such processes. Facing up to the need to focus specifically on how displacement and resettlement affect social groups differently with regard to axes such as gender, class, caste and tribe, the articles show that disenfranchised groups are deemed dispensable and tend to be affected the most, and that women and children among them suffer disproportionately. Displaced by Development: Confronting Marginalisation and Gender Injustice argues that without differentiated analyses and programmes, displacement and resettlement will continue to intensify and perpetuate gender and social injustice. This work will hold the interest of a wide readership and will be a crucial source of information for those working in the areas of Gender and Social Policy, Economics and Development Studies, Sociology of Gender, Environment and Development, Migration Studies, Anthropology, and South Asian studies. It will also interest policy makers in development agencies, activists and non-governmental organisations concerned with forced displacement and migration issues. Table of Contents Foreword by MEDHA PATKAR Preface Introduction LYLA MEHTA I: LOCATING GENDER IN PROCESSES OF DISPLACEMENT The Double Bind: A Gender Analysis of Forced Displacement and Resettlement LYLA MEHTA Displacing Gender from Displacement: A View from the Santal Parganas, Jharkhand AMIT MITRA and NITYA RAO Breaking Homes, Making Cities: Class and Gender in the Politics of Urban Displacement AMITA BAVISKAR Displacement and Protecting the Rights of Children ENAKSHI GANGULY THUKRAL Displacement and Alienation from Common Property Resources WALTER FERNANDES II: POLICIES, PROGRAMMES AND THE STATE A Word on Eminent Domain USHA RAMANATHAN Second Class Citizenship: Wanton Subversion of Relief and Rehabilitation HARSH MANDER Gender Biases in Resettlement Planning HARI MOHAN MATHUR An Overview of Revisions to the World Bank Resettlement Policy DANA CLARK Like a White Flag? The Gendered Dimensions of the Orissa State Policy on Resettlement and Rehabilitation DEEPA SHANKARAN III: GENDERED STRUGGLES AGAINST DISPLACEMENT The Samantha Judgement: Upholding the Rights of Adivasi Women RAVI REBBAPRAGADA and BHANUMATHI KALLURI ?We Will Never Forgive the Government?: A Personal Testimony RAMKUWAR Displacement, Gender Justice and People?s Struggles CHITTAROOPA PALIT Index