Appropriating Gender: Women's Activism and Politicized Religion in South Asia
ISBN-10:
0415918650
ISBN-13:
9780415918657
Pub. Date:
12/28/1997
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Appropriating Gender: Women's Activism and Politicized Religion in South Asia

Appropriating Gender: Women's Activism and Politicized Religion in South Asia

by Patricia Jeffery, Amrita Basu
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Overview

Appropriating Gender explores the paradoxical relationship of women to religious politics in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. Contrary to the hopes of feminists, many women have responded to religious nationalist appeals; contrary to the hopes of

religious nationalists, they have also asserted their gender, class, caste, and religious identities; contrary to the hopes of nation states, they have often challenged state policies and practices. Through a comparative South Asia perspective, Appropriating Gender explores the

varied meanings and expressions of gender identity through time, by location, and according to political context.

The first work to focus on women's agency and activism within the South Asian context, Appropriating Gender is an outstanding contribution to the field of gender studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415918657
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/28/1997
Series: Zones of Religion Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Patricia Jeffery is a sociologist with a distinguished record in the field of reproduction. Amrita Basu is a political scientist known for her research on fundamentalism in South Asia.

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