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About the Book: Women Contesting Culture: Changing Frames of Gender Politcs in India


Women Contestng Culture: Changing Frames of Gender Politics in India is the second of four readers for students of women's studies, particularly for Masters' level coureses now that the concept of "gender ' has been introduced at all levels of curricula. Also aimed at scholars and activists, it highlights the dialiectical nature of culture as a site of women's oppressopm as we;; as pf fe,omost resostamce amd transformation. The ediors introduce the volume by focussing on the both material and symbolic dimensions of cultral politics and its changing significane in relarion to gender, community, caste, class, borders, sexuality and disability.

In this volume, part I 'Culture Expressions' has contributions by Susie Tharu and K. Lalita on the exclusions of classical literary celebrations of female desire from later canons; Amlan Das Gupta on women singers in the early music recording industry; Rosie Thomas on Nadia, the 'stunt queen' of early Bombay films; Anjum Katyal on Sabitri Devi and Manipur Theatre; Uma Chakravarti on the staging of resistance in the Indian women's movement; and Nabaneeta Dev Sen on humour.

Part II 'Institutions, Canons and Feminist Cultures' focuses on women's expressions and representation in textbooks, publishing and art, with essays by Tapti Guha-Thakurta, Uvrashi Butalia and Paromita Chakravarti. Part III 'Sexuality and Body Cultures' has Ruth Vanita Writing on same sex desire in Rekhti poetry; Sibaji Bandyopadyay on pornography; Mary John on conjugality and eroticism; Supriya Chaudhuri and Anita Ghai on gendered bodies in sport and disability.

Par IV 'Political Culture and the Culture of Politics' analyses women's activism and political cultures, with essays by Jasodhar Bagchi, Krishna Bandyopadhyay, V. Geetha, Purushottam Aggarwal and Flavia Agnes, Part V 'Theoretical and Methodical Approaches' uses interdisciplinary as a critical tool with essays by Rajeswari Sudner Rajan, Kavita Panjabi and KumkumSangari. Part VI 'Bibliographic Essays' by Modhumita Roy analyses feminist scholarship of two and half decades.


About the Authors: Kavita Panjabi, Paromita Chakravarti


Kavita Oanjabi is professor of Comparative Literature and Coordinator of the Centre for Studies in Latin American Literatures and Cultures, Jadavpur University

Paromita Chakravarti is Associate Professor, Department of English and Joint Director, School of Women's Studies, Jadavpur University.


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Book: Women Contesting Culture : Changing Frames Of Gender Politics In India
Author: , ,
ISBN-13: 9788190676083
Product Code EBK0359300
Binding: Paper Back
Publishing Date: 2011-06-01
Publisher: Stree
Number of Pages: 450
Language: English

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