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Title Appropriating gender : women's activism and politicized religion in South Asia / edited by Patricia Jeffery and Amrita Basu
Published New York ; London : Routledge, 1998


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Description xi, 276 pages ; 24 cm
Series Zones of religion
Zones of religion.
Contents 1. Appropriating Gender / Amrita Basu -- 2. Reproducing the Legitimate Community: Secularity, Sexuality, and the State in Postpartition India / Ritu Menon -- 3. (Re)presenting Islam: Manipulating Gender, Shifting State Practices, and Class Frustrations in Bangladesh / Shelley Feldman -- 4. The Outsider(s) Within: Sovereignty and Citizenship in Pakistan / Shahnaz Rouse -- 5. Gender Politics, Legal Reform, and the Muslim Community in India / Zoya Hasan -- 6. Woman, Community, and Nation: A Historical Trajectory for Hindu Identity Politics / Tanika Sarkar -- 7. Women and Men in a Contemporary Pietist Movement: The Case of the Tablighi Jama'at / Barbara D. Metcalf -- 8. Gender, Community, and the Local State in Bijnor, India / Patricia Jeffery and Roger Jeffery -- 9. The Other Side of the Discourse: Women's Experiences of Identity, Religion, and Activism in Pakistan / Farida Shaheed -- 10. Hindu Women's Activism in India and the Questions It Raises / Amrita Basu
11. Motherhood as a Space of Protest: Women's Political Participation in Contemporary Sri Lanka / Malathi De Alwis -- 12. Women and Islamic Revivalism in a Bangladeshi Community / Katy Gardner -- 13. Agency, Activism, and Agendas / Patricia Jeffery
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [245]-267) and index
Subject Religion and politics -- South Asia.
Sex role -- South Asia.
Women and religion -- South Asia.
Women -- Political activity -- South Asia.
Women -- South Asia -- Social conditions.
South Asia -- Politics and government.
South Asia -- Social policy.
Author Basu, Amrita, 1953-
Jeffery, Patricia, 1947-
LC no. 97011336
ISBN 0415918650 (hardcover)
0415918669 (paperback)