Publisher description for Appropriating gender : women's activism and politicized religion in South Asia / edited by Patricia Jeffery and Amrita Basu.


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Appropriating Gender: Women's Agency, the State, and Politicized Religion in South Asia is a comprehensive collection of essays that examines the role of women in fundamentalist movements, as well as the gender policies of these movements and of the South Asian states in which they operate. Divided into three sections, Part I examines gender, nation, and the state; Part II the "Everyday and the Local"; and Part III the dynamics of agency and activism in India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.

Appropriating Gender is the first work to address fundamentalism from a woman's perspective, and is sure to become a classic in the fast-growing field of gender studies.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Women -- South Asia -- Social conditions.
Women in politics -- South Asia.
Women and religion -- South Asia.
Religion and politics -- South Asia.
Sex role -- South Asia.
South Asia -- Social policy.
South Asia -- Politics and government.