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Sociology of Gender
The Challenge of Feminist Sociological Thought

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September 2003 | 444 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
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.
Karuna Chanana
Foreword by KARUNA CHANANA
 
Preface
Sharmila Rege
Introduction: The Feminist Challenge to Sociology: Disenchanting Sociology or 'For Sociology'?
 
PART ONE: CONCEPTUAL ISSUES IN FEMINISM, ANTHROPOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY
Beatrice Kachuck
Feminist Social Theories
Themes and Variations

 
Patricia Uberoi
Problems with Patriarchy
Conceptual Issues in Anthropology and Feminism

 
 
PART TWO: GENDER AND SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS
 
Section A: Family, Marriage and Kinship
G N Ramu
Single-and Dual-Earner Couples
Economic Status and Marital Power

 
Leela Dube
Who Gains from Matriliny?
Men, Women and Change on a Lakshadweep Island

 
Tiplut Nongbri
Gender and the Khasi Family Structure
The Meghalaya Succession to Self-Acquainted Property Act, 1984

 
Homa Hoodfar
'Feminization of the Egyptian Family'
Impact of Egyptian Male Migration on Urban Families

 
 
Section B: Work
Raj Mohini Sethi
Women and Development
A Profile of Active Agricultural Producers

 
C V Kala
Female Participation in Farm Work in Central Kerala
Pat Caplan
Joiners and Non-Joiners
A City Suburb and Its Women's Club

 
 
Section C: Education
Karuna Chanana
Female Sexuality and Education of Hindu Girls in India
Padma Velaskar
Unequal Schooling and Social Inequality in India
 
Section D: State
Maitrayee Chaudhuri
Gender in the Making of the Indian Nation-State
Judith Whitehead
Bodies of Evidence, Bodies of Rule
The Ilbert Bill, Revivalism, and Age of Consent in Colonial India

 
Linda J Epp
Dalit Struggle, Nude Worship, and the 'Chandragutti Incident'
 
Index

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