Gender, Social Change and the Media

Perspective from Nepal

Edited by: Johannes Dragsbaek Schmidt, Torsten Rodel Berg

This informative book is critical to the discussion about gender and social change in landlocked Nepal in South Asia. It covers new ground relating to the challenges women face due to enormous changes taking place in the Nepalese society. The key themes embody a diverse number of interdisciplinary areas, such as: a historically contextualized analysis of women's rights * religion, caste, and women's status * changing cultures, migration, and change in gender relations * war, violence, and social conflict * the relationship to changes at the household level in terms of gender * education, media, governance, and democracy's relations to women's changing status in society * the arts and how this impacts women. The book is an important addition to the limited literature on social and cultural change in Nepal. With contributions by experts in the field, not only does the book provides new and challenging perspectives on women and changing gender relations with a profound focus on inequality or uneven development, but also the dynamism involved in rapid social change.

240 pages

Publication Date: 10/1/2012
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788131605134

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