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

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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 0.99(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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