Women's and Gender Studies in India: Crossings

Author:   Anu Aneja (Professor, School of Gender & Development Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
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9781138090064


Pages:   386
Publication Date:   09 May 2019
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   Anu Aneja (Professor, School of Gender & Development Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India)
Publisher:   Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint:   Routledge India
Weight:   0.454kg
ISBN:  

9781138090064


ISBN 10:   1138090069
Pages:   386
Publication Date:   09 May 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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List of figures. List of tables. Contributors. Acknowledgements. Introduction: women's and gender Studies at the crossroads. Anu Aneja Part I Stirrings, across time and place 1. (How) `to be or not to be': women's and gender studies in India today. Sharon Pillai 2. Feminist crossings in time and space: the question of culture. Mary E. John 3. Dynamics of the women's movement and women's studies in India: an evolutionary perspective. Vibhuti Patel 4. Intersections of gender, caste and class: agenda building in the Indian women's Movement. Mangala Subramaniam and Preethi Krishnan 5. Beyond essentialism: ecofeminism and the `friction' between gender and ecology. Anindita Majumdar 6. Locating disability in the Indian women's movement. Anita Ghai Part II Interleaves: conceiving theories, theorizing identities 7. Feminist theory and the aesthetic re-turn. Anu Aneja 8. Masculinity, sexuality and culture: entangled narratives. Sanjay Srivastava 9. Pride and prejudice: intersectional perspectives on identity formation through Indian pride events. Namita Paul 10. (Dis)ability, gender and identity: crossing boundaries. Shubhangi Vaidya. 11. Gender, caste and Indian feminism: the case of the Women's Reservation Bill. Vrinda Marwah 12. Bharat Mata, melodrama and the mediation of the national subject. Karen Gabriel Part III In-disciplinarities 13. Feminism across disciplines: from Plato's Academy to the streets of Delhi. Deepti Priya Mehrotra 14. Reconfiguring the disciplinary boundaries of women's and gender studies through the genre of lifewritings. Meenakshi Malhotra 15. Transgender studies in India: locating folklore and autobiographies as transgressive sites. Akshaya K. Rath 16. Crafting spaces at new intersections: in search of psychoanalytic feminism for India. Rachana Johri 17. (Dis)respectable selfies: honour, surveillance and the undisciplined girl. Sujatha Subramanian Part IV Entwining feminism and pedagogy: inside the institution 18. Working through the women's and gender studies teaching machine: notes on the way forward. Sharon Pillai 19. Blending in: reconciling feminist pedagogy and distance education. Anu Aneja 20. Disrupting the gender binary: queering feminist pedagogy. Leena Pujari Part V Conversations across borders 21. Transnational feminist crossings: on neo-liberalism and radical critique. Chandra Talpade Mohanty 22. Globalization and Third Way theories: the beleaguered family and the marginalization of women. Taisha Abraham 23. When feminists sidestep the nation state: transnational feminist journeys. Krishna Menon 24. Queer and now: a roundtable forum with Dipika Jain, Akhil Kang, Sheena Malhotra, Hoshang Merchant, Shakthi Nataraj, Chayanika Shah, Nishant Shahani, Oishik Sircar and Ruth Vanita. Aneil Rallin Index

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Anu Aneja is Professor at the School of Gender and Development Studies, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi, India, and is currently Associate Editor for Gender and Education. She taught for several years at Ohio Wesleyan University, USA, where she was the recipient of the Rebecca Brown Professor of Literature award. She was awarded the Beatrice B. Maines fellowship for research in women's studies, at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests include feminist theory and aesthetics; contemporary French, francophone and Indian women writers; feminist perspectives on mothering; and feminist pedagogy. Her publications have appeared in various international journals. She is the author of Embodying Motherhood: Perspectives from Contemporary India (co-authored with Shubhangi Vaidya, 2016) and the editor of Gender and Distance Education: Indian and International Contexts (2019). She has previously served as Chairperson, Department of Humanities and Classics, Ohio Wesleyan University; and Director, School of Continuing Education, and Director, School of Gender and Development Studies, IGNOU. She has also served on the editorial team of the Indian Journal of Open Learning, IGNOU.

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