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Women's and gender studies in India, Crossings, edited by Anu Aneja

This book frames the major debates and contemporary issues in women's and gender studies in India. It locates them in the context of key theories, their interlinkages, and significant crossings and overlaps within the field while juxtaposing feminist and queer perspectives
Table Of Contents
Introduction : women's and gender studies at the crossroads / Anu Aneja -- Part I. Stirrings, across time and place(How) 'to be or not to be' : women's and gender studies in India today / Sharon Pillai -- Feminist crossings in time and space : the question of culture / Mary E. John -- Dynamics of the women's movement and women's studies in India : an evolutionary perspective / Vibhuti Patel -- Intersections of gender, caste and class : agenda building in the Indian women's movement / Mangala Subramaniam and Preethi Krishnan -- Beyond essentialism : ecofeminism and the 'friction' between gender and ecology / Anindita Majumdar -- Locating disability in the Indian women's movement / Anita Ghai -- Part II. Interleaves : conceiving theories, theorizing identitiesFeminist theory and the aesthetic re-turn / Anu Aneja -- Masculinity, sexuality and culture : entangled narratives / Sanjay Srivastava -- Pride and prejudice : intersectional perspectives on identity formation through Indian pride events / Namita Paul -- (Dis)ability, gender and identity : crossing boundaries / Shubhangi Vaidya -- Gender, caste and Indian feminism : the case of the Women's Reservation Bill / Vrinda Marwah -- Bharat Mata, melodrama and the mediation of the national subject / Karen Gabriel -- Part III. In-disciplinarities -- Feminism across disciplines : from Plato's Academy to the streets of Delhi / Deepti Priya Mehrotra -- Reconfiguring the disciplinary boundaries of women's and gender studies through the genre of lifewritings / Meenakshi Malhotra -- Transgender studies in India : locating folklore and autobiographies as transgressive sites / Akshaya K. Rath -- Crafting spaces at new intersections : in search of psychoanalytic feminism for India / Rachana Johri -- (Dis)respectable selfies : honour, surveillance and undisciplined girl / Sujatha Subramanian -- Part IV. Entwining feminism and pedagogy : inside the institution -- Working through the women's and gender studies teaching machine : notes on the way forward / Sharon Pillai -- Blending in : reconciling feminist pedagogy and distance education across cultures / Anu Aneja -- Disrupting the gender binary : queering feminist pedagogy / Leena Pujari -- Part V. Conversations across bordersTransnational feminist crossings : on neo-liberalism and radical critique / Chandra Talpade Mohanty -- Globalization and Third Way theories : the beleaguered family and the marginalization of women / Taisha Abraham -- When feminists sidestep the nation state : transnational feminist journeys / Krishna Menon -- Queer and now : a roundtable form with Dipikia Jain, Akhil Kang, Sheena Malhotra, Hoshang Merchant, Shakthi Nataraj, Chayanika Shah, Nishant Shahani, Oishik Sircar and Ruth Vanita / Aneil Rallin
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 385 pages), illustrations
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