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Religion and gender in the developing world, faith-based organizations and feminism in India, Tamsin Bradley

"Faith-based development organizations have become a central part of the lives of the women of rural Rajasthan, and have come to represent an important aspect of both individual and collective identities. And yet, religious teachings continue to be used to exclude women from public decision making forums and render them vulnerable to increasing levels of domestic violence. In a unique multi-disciplinary approach, combining a range of subjects, particularly gender studies, Bradley provides a unique study of the contradictory and complex role of development organisations and faith organizations in the lives of women in rural Rajasthan. This book will be of interest to students, researchers and policy makers involved in various fields, including those of Development Studies, Religion, Gender Studies and Social Anthropology."--Bloomsbury publishing
Table Of Contents
Introduction -- PART I: MAINSTREAMING RELIGION AND GENDER IN DEVELOPMENT -- Chapter 1: Reviewing the Links between Religion, Gender and Development -- Chapter 2: Understanding Global Development through Religion and Gender -- Chapter 3: Gender, Mothering and Development: Case Studies of Three Hindu Trans-national Movements -- PART II: FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS AND DIALOGUES IN DEVELOPMENT -- Chapter 4: What is a Faith-Based Organization? -- Chapter 5: Can Compassion bring Results? Reflections on the Work of an Intermediary Faith-Based Organization -- Chapter 6: Competing Visions of Development: The Story of a Faith-Based Partnership -- Chapter 7: Gender, Gandhi and Community Organizations -- PART III: RELIGION AS A RESOURCE -- Chapter 8: Physical Religious Spaces in the Lives of Rajasthani Village Women: The Ethnographic Study and Practice of Religion in Development -- Chapter 9: Positioning Religion in Research and Activism to End Domestic Violence in Rajasthan -- Chapter 10: Puja as One Dimension of a Sensitive, Relational Approach to Community Health Care Provision -- Conclusion
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non fiction
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1 online resource (289 p.)
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