Challenging the NGOs: Women, Religion and Development in India

Challenging the NGOs: Women, Religion and Development in India

by Tamsin Bradley
     
 

ISBN-10: 1845111524

ISBN-13: 9781845111526

Pub. Date: 07/08/2006

Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited


Tamsin Bradley examines the interfaces between religion, gender, anthropology and social development and focuses on the operation of grass roots Non-Governmental Organizations. She argues that these agencies need to adopt a new methodology if they are to increase efficiency. This is made clear in a series of ethnographic case studies documenting the experiences of

Overview


Tamsin Bradley examines the interfaces between religion, gender, anthropology and social development and focuses on the operation of grass roots Non-Governmental Organizations. She argues that these agencies need to adopt a new methodology if they are to increase efficiency. This is made clear in a series of ethnographic case studies documenting the experiences of three Rajasthani village women.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845111526
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
07/08/2006
Series:
Tauris Academic Studies Series
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.59(w) x 8.72(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
• Introduction to Book
• The Development Discourse
• Introduction to Chapter
• Deconstructing the Hegemonic Development Discourse
• Deconstructing the Passive Subject
• Shaping a Relationship between NGO Workers and Agents of Development
• Reaching others in Practice
• Conclusion to Chapter
• Feminist Politics
• Introduction to Chapter
• Part One: Feminism Discussed and Deconstructed
• An Overview of Western Feminist Discourses
• The Postcolonial Critique of Liberal Feminist Literature
• The Feminism of Black Women
• What is the Future of The Western Feminist Movement?
• Part Two: The Feminism of Indian Women
• Conclusion to Chapter
• Understanding the Image of Sita
• Introduction to Chapter
• Valmiki's Sita
• The Oppressed Sita
• The Sita of Urban Indian Women
• Gandhi's Sita
• The Sita of Oral Traditions
• The Sita of Rajasthani Village Women
• Reinterpetating Cultural Practices
• The Positive Self-Perceptions of Rajasthani Village Women
• Mapping Change
• Masculinities in Rural Rajasthan
• Conclusion to Chapter
• Chapter Four: Revisiting the Development Discourse in Relation to Gender and Development
• Introduction to Chapter
• The Emergence of Gender and Development
• Challenging the notion of 'Third World' Woman as Victim
• Conclusion: The Move towards Self-reflexivity in Development Practice
• Questioning Participation
• Introduction to Chapter
• What is Participation?
• Analysis of Specific PRA Techniques
• Participation as a Tool to Empower
• Critique of Oxfam's Gender and Development Manual
• Comparison between two Case Studies of Projects Designed to Train Women as Community Health Workers in Rural Rajasthan
• Case Study of GANDHIAN NGO
• Case Study of GANDHIAN NGO (2)'s Community Health Care Project
• Conclusion to Chapter
• Violence in Rural Rajasthan
• Introduction
• Case Study of the Women's Development Programme Rajasthan
• Examination of Two Major Cases of Violence in Rajasthan
• Why are Men Violent?
• Changing Perspectives on Violence
• Conclusion to Chapter
• Conclusion to Book
• Glossary
• Bibliography

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