ISBN 9788185002712,Negotiating Complexities : A Collection of Feminist Essays

Negotiating Complexities : A Collection of Feminist Essays



Bibliophile South Asia

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9788185002712

ISBN-10 8185002711

Hard Back

Number of Pages 222 Pages
Language (English)

Social Sciences

The book is a collection of essays written over the last ten years and located within different historical contexts. The essays cover a range of issues pertaining to women, such as the various dimensions of displacement and its impact on women, religious fundamentalism, gender mainstreaming and its implications, the gendered impact of disasters and the cultural aspects of religion -- whether these can be potentially liberating for women. Each essay works as a stand alone piece, but is tied to the other by commonality of theme as well as perspectives that frame them. Women's struggle for their rights as articulated by women's movements in India and elsewhere, and other social movements emphasizing justice and equality, provide an analytical lens for these essays. This lens includes patriarchy as a systemic given and tries to examine the working of patriarchy in the course of various social developments. Feminist scholarship and activism informs the book right through.