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Author Mathur, Kanchan.

Title Countering gender violence : initiatives towards collective action in Rajasthan / Kanchan Mathur
Published New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (379 pages) : illustrations
Contents Gender based violence -- Violence and gender relations in Rajasthan -- Moving from private to the public -- Struggles and strategies -- Women's development programme -- Changing attitudes : a tough challenge -- Conclusion: Countering gender violence
Summary Violence constitutes a major form of oppressing women. Rooted in the practical experiences of rural Indian women, Countering Gender Violence explores those facets of social, cultural and economic life that otherwise appear to have little bearing on gender violence and hence are rarely examined. This book studies the phenomenon of violence which, while being meted out to individual women, is systematically rooted in the social pattern of gender relations. Addressing gender violence requires challenging the means by which gender roles and power relations are defined and articulated in society. T
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-371) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Rural women -- India -- Rajasthan -- Social conditions.
Women -- Violence against -- India -- Rajasthan -- Prevention.
Women -- Violence against -- India -- Rajasthan.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 8132103297 (electronic bk.)
9788132103295 (electronic bk.)