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Gender, Development and Social Change

Rural Women’s Power in South Asia:

Understanding Shakti

Authors: Obeng, P.

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This book investigates how women's power and caste cleavages often continue to transcend and crosscut the boundaries of caste/tribe, gender, age, class and religion in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh It examines the gendered divisions of labor in rural communities and how countervailing forces have restricted women's status and roles in South Asia.

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Pashington Obeng is Associate Professor of Africana Studies at Wellesley College, USA. In 2011-2012 he was Madeleine Haas Russell Visiting Professor at Brandeis University and has also taught at Brown and Harvard Universities, USA. He is the author of Shaping Membership, Defining Nation: The Cultural Politics of African Indians in South Asia (2007).

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“This book is an important contribution for the insight it provides into the veritable manner … . This book would, however, also be a useful resource for those involved in development work, as the case studies effectively outline the extent and nature of impact of interventions that aim to increase the visibility of women in public spaces.” (Kalindi Kokal, South Asia Research, Vol. 36 (2), July, 2016)


Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rural Women’s Power in South Asia:
Book Subtitle
Understanding Shakti
Authors
Series Title
Gender, Development and Social Change
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-32076-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137320766
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-32075-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45784-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 186
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