Religion and Gender in the Developing World: Faith-Based Organizations and Feminism in India

Religion and Gender in the Developing World: Faith-Based Organizations and Feminism in India

by Tamsin Bradley
     
 

Faith-based development organizations have become a central part of the lives of the women of rural Rajasthan, and have come to represent an important aspect of both individual and collective identities. And yet, religious teachings continue to be used to exclude women from public decision making forums and render them vulnerable to increasing levels of domestic

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Overview

Faith-based development organizations have become a central part of the lives of the women of rural Rajasthan, and have come to represent an important aspect of both individual and collective identities. And yet, religious teachings continue to be used to exclude women from public decision making forums and render them vulnerable to increasing levels of domestic violence. In a unique multi-disciplinary approach, combining a range of subjects, particularly gender studies, Bradley provides a unique study of the contradictory and complex role of development organisations and faith organizations in the lives of women in rural Rajasthan. This book will be of interest to students, reseachers and policy makers involved in various fields, including those of Development Studies, Religion, Gender Studies and Social Anthropology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848854277
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
02/15/2011
Series:
Library of Development Studies
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Tamsin Bradley is Senior Lecturer in Social Anthropology at London Metropolitan University. She is the author of Challenging the NGOs: Women and Western Dialogues in India (I.B.Tauris, 2006). 

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