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Doing gender, doing geography [electronic resource] : emerging research in India /
editors, Saraswati Raju, Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt.
imprint
New Delhi ; Abingdon : Routledge, 2011.
description
xvi, 317 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
ISBN
9780415598026
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Book
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imprint
New Delhi ; Abingdon : Routledge, 2011.
isbn
9780415598026
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
10750802
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [268]-305) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Saraswati Raju is Professor of Social Geography, Centre for the Stud) of Regional Development (CSRD), Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt is Fellow at ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This title is a pioneering intervention in the social sciences as it brings together the contributions made by Indian geographers in understanding gender. It engages with the recent spatial turn in social science scholarship, seeking to reclaim the explanatory power of space and place in social theory.
Main Description
For a long time, the discipline of geography had remained one where gender was invisible in the analysis of social space and place. Although recent contributions by feminist geographers have challenged this gender-blindness of conventional epistemology, Indian geographers - conservative in their, choice of focus and methodologies - have been reluctant to destabilise the established disciplinary order. Some younger scholars, however, have become increasingly interested in studying gender through a geographical lens, and are using novel and innovative methods that combine quantitative and qualitative analyses, visual sources and indepth case studies to do so.
Main Description
Until the 1970s gender had been invisible in analyses of social space and place in the androcentric discipline of geography. While recent contributions to feminist geography have challenged this, in India the engagement of geographers with gender, by being conservative in its choice of focus and orthodox in methodology, has been unable to destabilise the established disciplinary order. However, with younger scholars becoming increasingly interested in studying gender in geography, novel and innovative methods that include combinations of quantitative and qualitative analyses, visual sources and in-depth case studies are being tried out and accepted in geography despite its masculine legacy. This pioneering study brings together Indian geographers " contributions to understanding gender, and through them, seeks to enrich the discipline of geography. It engages with the recent spatial turn " in the social sciences, which has reclaimed the explanatory power of space and place in social theory that had been nearly lost to deconstructive postmodernist scholarship. The volume draws entirely from the Indian scholarship, showcasing contextualised knowledge production, but hopes to initiate a a dialogue with scholars elsewhere working with feminist methodologies.
Main Description
Until the 1970s gender had been invisible in analyses of social space and place in the androcentric discipline of geography. While recent contributions to feminist geography have challenged this, in India the engagement of geographers with gender, by being conservative in its choice of focus and orthodox in methodology, has been unable to destabilise the established disciplinary order.However, with younger scholars becoming increasingly interested in studying gender in geography, novel and innovative methods that include combinations of quantitative and qualitative analyses, visual sources and in-depth case studies are being tried out and accepted in geography despite its masculine legacy.This pioneering study brings together Indian geographers' contributions to understanding gender, and through them, seeks to enrich the discipline of geography. It engages with the recent 'spatial turn' in the social sciences, which has reclaimed the explanatory power of space and place in social theory that had been nearly lost to deconstructive postmodernist scholarship. The volume draws entirely from the Indian scholarship, showcasing contextualised knowledge production, but hopes to initiate a a dialogue with scholars elsewhere working with feminist methodologies.
Table of Contents
List of Tables, Figures and Mapsp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Engendering the Androcentric Discipline of Geography and Claiming a Place: Revisiting the (Un)familiarp. 12
'Doing Gender' in Geography: Exploring Contemporary Feminist Methodologiesp. 45
World of Work
Mobilities and Spaces: Gendered Dimension of Migration in Urban Indiap. 87
Creating New 'Places': Women and Livelihoods in the Globalising Town of Burdwan, West Bengalp. 108
Gender, Poverty and Microfinance: Interrogating Women's SHGs in West Bengalp. 129
Interrogating Temporal and Spatial Negotiations: Home as the Gendered Site for Working Women in Delhip. 155
Reproduction, Survival and Care
Expanding Masculine Spaces: Planned Births and Sex Composition of Children in Indiap. 179
Neighbourhoods and Narratives: Contextualising Gender and Child Health in Lucknow City, Uttar Pradeshp. 197
Domestic and Public Spaces
Unequal They Stand: Decision-making and Gendered Spaces within Familyp. 229
Public Spaces and Everyday Lives: Gendered Encounters in the Metro City of Kolkatap. 248
Bibliographyp. 268
Notes on Editorsp. 306
Notes on Contributorsp. 308
Indexp. 312
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