Publisher description for Sociology of gender : the challenge of feminist sociological knowledge / editor, Sharmila Rege ; foreword by Karuna Chanana.


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This volume chronicles feminist sociological research in India on issues of work, family, kinship, caste, state, education and other related concepts. The essays examine the contributions that feminists have made and are making towards engendering mainstream sociology in India.

The contributions have been thematically organised in two parts:

- Conceptual Issues in Feminism, Anthropology and Sociology
- Gender and Social Institutions.

The essays belong to different intellectual genres; while some document the gender gaps and inequality, others delineate the ways in which gender structures and is structured by the institutions of family, kinship, caste, labour, sexuality and the state.

In the last two decades or more, much of feminist scholarship has been directed towards underlining the social construction of gender. This book should act as a catalyst for further discussions on engendering the discipline and for developing a sociological feminism. It provides an intensive overview of gender sociologists in India.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Women -- India -- Social conditions.
Sex role -- India.
Feminist theory -- India.