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Discourse on Women & Empowerment

Vibhuti Patel (Editor) Empowering Women Worldwide Series
Synopsis This book has adopted an interdisciplinary perspective to examine political economy of Gender and Empowerment. The discourses on gender implications of micro and macro realities by authors focus on women’s predicaments in the private and public spheres of life. It brings to the fore women’s agency in the midst of multifaceted hurdles posed by patriarchal powers. It shows how patriarchy thrives on control of women’s sexuality, fertility and labour for male hegemony over economics resources, psychological and emotional command and cultural dominance. The articles deliberate on conceptual understanding on gender questions, Challenges to conventional social work approach to gender issues, survival struggles of women and girls from womb to tomb, pre- birth elimination of girls by sex selective abortion and pre-conception selection of son, increasing intensity, newer forms of violence against children in the domestic arena and society- Child sexual abuse and gender differences on emotional intelligence- coping strategies and anxiety. The articles analyse work profile of women in the context of economics globalization, women workers in post Independent Eritrea, meaning of just and caring economy, women’s right to land in urban poor habitat in Mumbai and Women’s Leadership in Micro- finance.
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About the author

Vibhuti Patel

Dr. Vibhuti Patel holds a Doctorate in Economics. She has been the founder member and Trustee of Anusandhan Trust and its institution Centre for Enquiry into Health and Allied Themes (CEHAT). She has made contributions in Women’s Studies and Gender Economics. She has co-authored two books: Indian Women: Change and Challenge and Reaching for Half the Sky. For twelve years she wrote on Development Studies and Gender Issues for Economic Times and several academic journals. She worked as a reader at Research Centre for Women’s Studies, SNDT Women’s University for 5 years (1988-1993). She has authored research monographs on Women’s movement, Sex Determination Tests and Work Participation of Women and has presented papers in several national and international seminars, workshops, training programmes and conferences on development studies with gender perspectives. At present she is Co-ordinator at Sophia Centre for Women’s Studies and Development, an autonomous centre housed in the Sophia College campus, Mumbai.

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Bibliographic information

Title Discourse on Women & Empowerment
Author Vibhuti Patel
Format Hardcover
Date published: 12.05.2009
Edition Ist ed.
Publisher The Women Press
Language: English
isbn 8189110217, 9788189110215
length xxii+248p., Tables; Notes; References; Index; 23cm.