Gender and the household domain: Social and cultural dimensions (Women and the household in Asia)

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Gender and the Household Domain questions assumptions and brings fresh perspectives to bear on the process of critical re-examination of over used concepts within feminist sociology. The contributors cover a wide panorama both geographically and culturally, and on the basis of rich ethnographies the contributors examine the material and ideological contingencies which structure women′s lives. It will be of great value to feminists and sociologists.

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`The book on the whole is a significant academic contribution to an important subject of relationship between household and the position of women. The subject has an added importance because it is the nurture in the household that lays the foundations for the status of its members and, more importantly, of women.′ - Indian Journal of Social Work

`A collection of nine papers...(including) an excellent South Indian study which describes a small landowning subcaste...(and) a vividly detailed report on rural women and childbirth in Bangladesh.′ - Choice

`This collection of empirical studies sheds light on a spectrum of issues on female gender in India and Bangladesh. These studies of Asian women are addressed to social scientists as well as a general audience....They bring to light many social practices, unique to specific places, that either vary subtley or openly subjugate women.′ - Contemporary Sociology

`the book by Krishnaraj and Chanana is a welcome contribution not only to women′s studies; the essays highlight areas that have concerned sociologists and anthropologists for a long time, namely the family and household, but which have been treated as undifferentiated units.... provides a most interesting and valuable collection and brings into focus some very important debates in women′s studies, sociology and anthropology and would also be of use to those evolving and formulating policy directions pertaining to women in India and Bangladesh.′ - Development and Change

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Krishnaraj, Maithreyi & Karuna Chanana
Published by Sage Publications, New Delhi & London (1989)
ISBN 10: 8170361753 ISBN 13: 9788170361756
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Book Description Sage Publications, New Delhi & London, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good-. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. The paper is thin and starting to darken. Bookseller Inventory # 254883

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