Gender and Diversity

India, Canada and Beyond

Edited by: Malashri Lal, Chandra Mohan, Enakshi K. Sharma, Devika Khanna Narula, Amrit Kaur Basra

Comparing India with Canada, the essays in this book suggest new ways of thinking about the issue of gender and diversity in multiple contexts. India and Canada provide a range of comparative paradigms, even when they are distinct in many of their organizational structures. Gathering material from eminent researchers in both the countries, and adopting the tools of interdisciplinary pedagogy, the book presents cutting edge scholarship in emerging areas. Four sections - Cultural Pluralism, Gender Perspectives, Life-Story/Her Story, and Practical Applications - neatly divide the primary concerns while admitting to creative overlaps. The discourse in several voices engages with: history * rootedness * belonging * orality * identity formation * life writing * family reorientations * human rights * cross-cultural milieu * policy formation * memorializing * politics of the body * nuances of power. The book delves in experiential learning in rural areas, work places, and school districts, as also with literary texts of a theoretical nature. In effect, it demonstrates that modern knowledge systems on gender are built upon contemporary understanding of the shifting parameters by which gender is defined. [Subject: Sociology, Women's Studies, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, India Studies, Canadian Studies]

Publication Date: 8/1/2015
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9788131607145