Rethinking New Womanhood: Practices of gender, class, culture and religion in South Asia

Hussein, Nazia (2018) Rethinking New Womanhood: Practices of gender, class, culture and religion in South Asia. In: Rethinking New Womanhood: Practices of Gender, Class, Culture and Religion in South Asia. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978319678993

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Covering India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal, Rethinking New Womanhood effectively introduces a ‘new’ wave of gender research from South Asia that resonates with feminist debates around the world. The volume conceptualises ‘new womanhood’ as a complex, heterogeneous and intersectional identity. By deconstructing classification systems and highlighting women’s everyday ongoing negotiations with boundaries of social categories, the book reconfigures the concept of ‘new woman’ as a symbolic identity denoting ‘modern’ femininity at the intersection of gender, class, culture, sexuality and religion in South Asia. The collection maps new sites and expressions on women and gender studies around nationhood, women’s rights, transnational feminist solidarity, ‘new girlhoods ’, aesthetic and sexualised labour, respectability and ‘modernity’, LGBT discourses, domestic violence and ‘new’ feminisms.

The volume will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines including gender studies, sociology, education, media and cultural studies, literature, anthropology, history, development studies, postcolonial studies and South Asian studies.

Item Type: Book Section
Date: 20 April 2018
Uncontrolled Keywords: Women, Gender, South Asia, Class, Culture, Religion, Muslim women, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, boundary work, respectability, empowerment, education, work place, urban, feminism
Subjects: L100 Economics
L200 Politics
L300 Sociology
L400 Social Policy
L500 Social Work
L600 Anthropology
L700 Human and Social Geography
L900 Others in Social studies
N900 Others in Business and Administrative studies
P300 Media studies
Q200 Comparative Literary studies
Q300 English studies
T300 South Asian studies
T400 Other Asian studies
X900 Others in Education
Divisions: Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences > Dept. Criminology and Sociology
REF UoA Output Collections > REF2021 UoA21: Sociology
Depositing User: Nazia Hussein
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2018 08:25
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2020 03:00

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