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Alston, Margaret

Women, Political Struggles and Gender Equality in South Asia

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: Women, Political Struggles and Activism — Exploring the Lives of Women in South Asia Margaret Alston
Margaret Alston

Section I. Gender-based Violence in South Asia

2. Responding to Rape: Feminism and Young Middle-Class Women in India
Sneha Krishnan

3. Gendered Violence: Forms, Incidence and Legislation in India
Sadhna Arya, Shashi Khurana

4. To Be a Woman in Pakistan: Stories of Struggle and Survival
Bushra Khaliq

5. Women in Bangladesh: Invisible Heroes in the Economy and Society
Rokeya Kabir, Omar Tarek Chowdhury

6. Intergenerational Prostitution in India: How a Cultural Practice Constitutes Sex Trafficking
Alix Dolson

Section II. Activism, Resistance and Empowerment

7. Powerful Predators: A Kathmandu Perspective
Bidushi Dhungel

8. Living on the Edge: Mapping Homeless Women’s Mobilization in Kolkata, India
Paromita Chakravarti

9. Money Where the Mouth Is: Women, Capital and a Land Rights Movement
Kaushiki Rao, Anusha Hariharan

10. Linking Traditions of Resistance
Aruna Burte

Section III. Politics, Leadership and Representation

11. Substantive Representation and Violence Against Women (VAW) in Pakistan
Shaheen Ashraf Shah

12. The Intersection of the Public and the Private for Pashtun Women in Politics
Mary Hope Schwoebel

13. Creating Spaces for Change: Santali Women’s Role in Local Level Politics in Rural India
Carol Wrenn

14. Women’s Transformational Leadership in Bangladesh: Potentials and Challenges
Nazmunnessa Mahtab

15. Women, Politics and Patriarchy: A Case of Bangladesh
Mahmuda Islam

16. Conclusion
Margaret Alston

Keywords: Cultural and Media Studies, Asian Culture, Development and Social Change, Gender Studies, Political Science, Political Communication, Sociology, general

Editor
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2014
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Gender, Development and Social Change
Page amount
271 pages
Category
Art, Art History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781137390578
Printed ISBN
978-1-349-48267-2

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