Doing Feminisms in the Academy

Edited by Radhika Govinda, Fiona MacKay, Krishna Menon, and Rukmini Sen

Doing Feminisms in the Academy

Edited by Radhika Govinda, Fiona MacKay, Krishna Menon, and Rukmini Sen

Distributed for Zubaan Books

330 pages | 5.59055 x 8.70079
Cloth $35.00 ISBN: 9789385932960 Will Publish November 2020 World sales rights except India
This collection of essays brings together auto-ethnographic, critical, and comparative reflections on doing feminisms in the academy in contemporary India and the United Kingdom. Written by emergent and seasoned academics from a range of disciplines and and geopolitical locations, these essays explore the transformative potential, dilemmas, and challenges of teaching, learning, researching, and working as feminist academics. The contributors engage with a wide variety of issues: identity and difference; institutional and classroom pedagogies; reflexivity and accountability; and the production and circulation of feminist and non-feminist knowledge. This collection also provides the frame and the lens through which to view the wider landscape of contemporary higher education. Anchored in feminist scholarship and written in an accessible style, Doing Feminisms in the Academy will be an essential read for anyone interested in feminist, women’s, and gender studies.
 
Contents
Glossary vii
Abbreviations xi
1 Introduction 1
2 Methodology 46
3 Profile of Dalit Women in Panchayati Raj 60
4 Getting A Foot in the Door 85
5 From Representation to Participation 136
6 Impacting Development 204
7 Impacting Social Relations 244
8 Addressing Obstructions in the Panchayats 284
9 Conclusion 324
Acknowledgements 349
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