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


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Part I Conceptual Issues in Feminism,
Anthropology and Sociology                       51
1. Feminist Social Theories: Theme and Variations         53
Beatrice Kachuck
2. Problems with Patriarchy: Conceptual Issues in
Anthropology and Feminism                             88
Patricia Uberoi

PART II    Gender and Social Institutions                127
Section A: Family, Marriage and Kinship
3. Single- and Dual-Earner Couples:
Economic Status and Marital Power                    129
G. N. Ramu
4. Who Gains from Matriliny? Men, Women and
Change on a Lakshadweep Island                       153
Leela Dube
5. Gender and the Khasi Family Structure: The Meghalaya
Succession to Self-Acquired Property Act, 1984       182
Tiplut Nongbri
6. The Impact of Egyptian Male Migration on
Urban Families: 'Feminization of the Egyptian Family'
or a Reaffirmation of Traditional Gender Roles       195
Homa Hoodfar
Section B: Work
7. Women and Development: A Profile of
Active Agricultural Producers                        226
Raj Mohini Sethi
8. Female Participation in Farm Work in Central Kerala  245
C. V Kala
9. Joiners and Non-Joiners: A City Suburb
and its Women's Club                              270
Pat Caplan
Section C: Education
10. Female Sexuality and Education of Hindu Girls in India  287
Karuna Chanana
11. Unequal Schooling and Reproduction of Social
Inequality in India                               318
Padma Velaskar
Section D: State
12. Gender in the Making of the Indian Nation-State  341
Maitrayee Chaudhuri
13. Bodies of Evidence, Bodies of Rule: The Ilbert Bill,
Revivalism and Age of Consent in Colonial India   367
Judith Whitehead
14. Dalit Struggle, Nude Worship and
the 'Chandragutti Incident'                      395
Linda J. Epp
Related Readings in the Sociological Bulletin        428
About the Editor                                     430
About the Contributors                               431
Index                                                432



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