Gender Lens

Women's Issues and Perspectives

Edited by: Rekha Pande

Gender equality is about equal valuing of women and men; of their similarities and their differences. Equal and respectful partnerships between men and women are needed for the creation of an equitable society in which gender justice is realized. Gender is a complex and multifaceted array of experiences and meanings that cannot be understood without being examined through a lens considering the social context within which they are situated. Based on research conducted in India, this book explores the cultural meanings of gender and gender differences. It allows the reader to think critically, not only about gender but about other social divisions as well. It is an interdisciplinary work that places gender at the intersection of society, caste, race, sexuality, and work. The book highlights themes related to the women's movement, governance, caste, class, race, labor, violence, sexual harassment, women on the margins, and health issues. It is a challenge to incorporate all the varieties that characterize the diverse issues related to women in today's world. This task becomes even more difficult in the developing world, which is a byword for diversity. [Subject: Sociology, Women's Studies, Gender Studies, India Studies]

Publication Date: 8/1/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788131606285

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