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Neoliberalization as Betrayal: State, Feminism, and a Women's Education Program in India
     

Neoliberalization as Betrayal: State, Feminism, and a Women's Education Program in India

by S. Sharma
 

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This book is concerned with the three-way relationship between neoliberalism, women's education, and the spatialization of the state, and analyses this through an ethnography lens of women's education programs in India.

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This book is concerned with the three-way relationship between neoliberalism, women's education, and the spatialization of the state, and analyses this through an ethnography lens of women's education programs in India.

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"An important contribution to the debate about the institutionalization of women's education." - Gendered Perspectives on International Development

"Sharma has written a fascinating book about women's education and 'empowerment' in India. Grounded in a decade of reflexive, robust ethnography, her provocative work challenges taken-for-granted ways of doing and writing 'third world' feminism. In Sharma's account, empowerment is less about progressive practices for change and much more about the production of subjects within governance structures. She skillfully weaves women's own stories and experiences into an engaging and informative account of state authority, feminist expertise, and betrayal under neoliberalism. This is anthropology for the twenty-first century." - Monica J. Casper, Professor of Women and Gender Studies, Arizona State University and author of The Making of the Unborn Patient: A Social Anatomy of Fetal Surgery

"Sharma writes a convincing portrait of how education policy operates by entangling bureaucrats and program recipients at multiple levels, often producing contradictory outcomes. By examining program failure as 'betrayal,' she ushers in a new way of thinking about neoliberal development policy. This book is a welcome addition to the scholarship on bureaucracy, development, and gender studies." - Lamia Karim, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Oregon and author of Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230619913
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
06/07/2011
Series:
Comparative Feminist Studies Series
Edition description:
2011
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Shubhra Sharma is Vandana Shiva Assistant Professor in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies at Connecticut College. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including a research fellowship with the Global Feminisms Collaborative at Vanderbilt University. Her next project focuses on diaspora communities, specifically Indians from Dubai, UAE, who now live and work in Canada. 

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