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By Bina Agarwal

ISBN-10: 0521429269

ISBN-13: 9780521429269

During this entire research of gender and estate all through South Asia, Bina Agarwal argues that crucial financial issue affecting girls is the gender hole in command over estate. In rural South Asia, few ladies personal land or even fewer keep watch over it. Drawing on a variety of assets, together with box learn, the writer addresses the cause of this imbalance, and asks how the boundaries to possession could be conquer. The ebook deals unique insights into the present theoretical and coverage debates on land reform and women's prestige.

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19 At the same time, most women's organizations (whatever their political persuasion), with some recent exceptions, have been preoccupied with employment and non-land-related income-generating schemes as the means of improving women's economic status and welfare, paying little 17 18 19 In India, the term 'state' relates to administrative divisions within the country and is not to be confused with 'State', used throughout the book in the political economy sense of the word. In Pakistan and Sri Lanka these administrative divisions are termed provinces.

A move to socialism), the socialization of housework and childcare, and the full participation of women in the labour force. 24 In his analysis, therefore, the presumed equality of gender relations in a working class family rested on both husband and wife being propertyless and in the labour force, and the inequality in the bourgeois family rested on men being propertied and women being both propertyless and outside the labour force. This underlying emphasis on the relational aspect of gender is clearly important.

Those who own and/or control wealth-generating property can exercise considerable direct or indirect control over the principal institutions that shape ideology, such as educational and religious establishments and the media (defined broadly to include newspapers, TV, radio, film, theatre, as well as literature and the arts). These can be instrumental in shaping views in either gender-progressive or genderretrogressive directions. But to the extent that such institutions represent a plurality of views there are possibilities of contestation over ideological constructions through them.

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