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Women And The Politics of Violence

Taisha Abraham (Author)
The remaking of female identity gets its structural support not only from the capitalist market, but also from the discourse of liberal democracy which has peaked "in theaccelerated phase of globalization, the last third of the twentieth century." Significantly, the conflict between the two value systems of capitalist economy, with its stress on individualism and instrumental rationality, and liberal democracy, with its emphasis on citizenship, democracy, patriotism and human rights, is played out on the woman as its site. Women and the Politics of Violence readers through on interdisciplinary perspective to the politics of this struggle with its varying emphases on women.

The essays included in the collection deal with women and violence in relation to the media, India's partition, religious fundamentalism and the terrain of law.
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About the author

Taisha Abraham

Taisha Abraham teaches in the Department English at Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University. She has travelled widely and has taught in Universities in America and Europe. She has written books on Education, Feminism and Postcolonial theories. Abraham has inherited her love for cooking healthy food from her mother. She has incorporated nutritional food ideas from her travels around the world to innovatively develop her own organised and efficient cooking style.

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Title Women And The Politics of Violence
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8124108471
length 304p., Index; 23cm.