Gender Studies

New South Asian Feminisms: Paradoxes and Possibilities

Rs.425.00
Region: 
South Asia
Author(s): 
ISBN: 
9789350024751
Binding: 
Paperback
Rs.425.00
South Asian feminism is in crisis. Under constant attack from right-wing nationalism and religious fundamentalism and coopted by 'NGIO-ization' and neoliberal state agendas, once autonomous and radical forms of feminist mobilization have been ideologically fragmented and replaced. It is time to rethink the feminist political agenda for the predicaments of the present. This timely volume provides an original and unprecedented exploration of the current state of South Asian feminist politics.
South Asian feminism is in crisis. Under constant attack from right-wing nationalism and religious fundamentalism and coopted by 'NGIO-ization' and neoliberal state agendas, once autonomous and radical forms of feminist mobilization have been ideologically fragmented and replaced. It is time to rethink the feminist political agenda for the predicaments of the present. This timely volume provides an original and unprecedented exploration of the current state of South Asian feminist politics.

The Real History of Women's Day and March 8

Rs.195.00
Region: 
World
Author(s): 
ISBN: 
9789350024713
Binding: 
Paperback
Rs.195.00
Through painstaking and detailed research the author reveals the Socialist origins of the observance...traces the separate circumstances of the call for the observance for an international women's day with the actual date of March 8. - Brinda Karat Polit Bureau member, CPI (M) & former Generat Sec.
Through painstaking and detailed research the author reveals the Socialist origins of the observance...traces the separate circumstances of the call for the observance for an international women's day with the actual date of March 8. - Brinda Karat Polit Bureau member, CPI (M) & former Generat Sec.

Beyond the Fragments: Feminism and the Making of Socialism

Rs.895.00
Region: 
South Asia
ISBN: 
9789350024140
Binding: 
Hardbound
Rs.895.00

A generation ago we wrote Beyond the Fragments. Inspired by the activism of the 1970s, and facing the imminent triumph of the right under Margaret Thatcher, we sought to apply our experiences as feminists to creating stronger bonds of solidarity in a new kind of movement. Since then the obstacles facing us have grown formidably; deepening recession, environmental pollution, falling real wages and savage welfare cuts. New forms of resistance have appeared, but how are they to coalesce?

A generation ago we wrote Beyond the Fragments. Inspired by the activism of the 1970s, and facing the imminent triumph of the right under Margaret Thatcher, we sought to apply our experiences as feminists to creating stronger bonds of solidarity in a new kind of movement. Since then the obstacles facing us have grown formidably; deepening recession, environmental pollution, falling real wages and savage welfare cuts. New forms of resistance have appeared, but how are they to coalesce?

Alexandra Kollontai: A Biography

Rs.895.00
Region: 
South Asia
Author(s): 
ISBN: 
9789350024034
Binding: 
Paperback
Rs.895.00

Alexandra Kollontai inspired generations of socialists in Russia with her pioneering views on sex and the family. A revolutionary activist and writer, she was the only woman in the first Bolshevik government in 1917. This second edition of Cathy Porter's biography draws on newly-published memoirs, diaries and letters to offer fresh insights into Kollontai's stormy political life. It tells of her fight for workers' democracy and women's rights, her love affairs, her disagreements with the Bolshevik party, and her last years 'in exile' as a Soviet diplomat in Norway, Mexico and Sweden.

Alexandra Kollontai inspired generations of socialists in Russia with her pioneering views on sex and the family. A revolutionary activist and writer, she was the only woman in the first Bolshevik government in 1917. This second edition of Cathy Porter's biography draws on newly-published memoirs, diaries and letters to offer fresh insights into Kollontai's stormy political life. It tells of her fight for workers' democracy and women's rights, her love affairs, her disagreements with the Bolshevik party, and her last years 'in exile' as a Soviet diplomat in Norway, Mexico and Sweden.

Women's Liberation and the Dialectics of Revolution: Reaching for the Future

Rs.495.00
Region: 
South Asia
Author(s): 
ISBN: 
978-93-5002-304-4
Binding: 
PB
Rs.495.00
“Challenging, passionate, witty and deeply learned, Dunayevskaya's voice speaks in this new edition to a whole new generation. It was never more needed.”   —Adrienne Rich
 
“Those who have dedicated our lives to the creation of more just societies stand back now and take stock of the disintegration of so many of the socialist experiments. Feminism was palpably missing from those plans drawn up by men. Raya Dunayevskaya knew the importance of a feminist vision and hers informed the Marxist-Humanism she explained so well.
“Challenging, passionate, witty and deeply learned, Dunayevskaya's voice speaks in this new edition to a whole new generation. It was never more needed.”   —Adrienne Rich
 
“Those who have dedicated our lives to the creation of more just societies stand back now and take stock of the disintegration of so many of the socialist experiments. Feminism was palpably missing from those plans drawn up by men. Raya Dunayevskaya knew the importance of a feminist vision and hers informed the Marxist-Humanism she explained so well.

Rosa Luxemburg, Women's Liberation and Marx's Philosophy of Revolution

Rs.495.00
Region: 
South Asia
Author(s): 
ISBN: 
978-93-5002-306-8
Binding: 
PB
Rs.495.00
In this important and wide-ranging critique of Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919) Raya Dunayevskaya examines the life, political thought, and action of one of the most crucial revolutionary figures of our time. Dunayevskaya sheds new light on the questions of socialist democracy after the revolution, disclosing both the unprobed feminist dimension of Rosa Luxemburg and the previ­ously unrecognized new moments in Marx's last decade concerning the role of women and the peasantry.
In this important and wide-ranging critique of Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919) Raya Dunayevskaya examines the life, political thought, and action of one of the most crucial revolutionary figures of our time. Dunayevskaya sheds new light on the questions of socialist democracy after the revolution, disclosing both the unprobed feminist dimension of Rosa Luxemburg and the previ­ously unrecognized new moments in Marx's last decade concerning the role of women and the peasantry.

Capital Accumulation and Women's Labour in Asian Economies

Rs.395.00
Region: 
South Asia
Author(s): 
ISBN: 
978-93-5002-264-1
Binding: 
PB
Rs.395.00

The global impact of Asian production of the wage goods consumed in North America and Europe is only now being recognized, and is far from being understood. Asian women, most only recently urbanized and in the waged work force, are at the center of a process of intensive labor for minimal wages that has upended the entire global economy. First published in 1997, this prescient study is the best available summary of this crucial process as it took hold at the very end of the twentieth century.

The global impact of Asian production of the wage goods consumed in North America and Europe is only now being recognized, and is far from being understood. Asian women, most only recently urbanized and in the waged work force, are at the center of a process of intensive labor for minimal wages that has upended the entire global economy. First published in 1997, this prescient study is the best available summary of this crucial process as it took hold at the very end of the twentieth century.

The Socialist Feminist Project: A Contemporary Reader in Theory and Politics

Rs.895.00
Region: 
South Asia
Author(s): 
ISBN: 
978-93-5002-168-2
Binding: 
HB
Rs.895.00

 

Socialist Feminist Theorizing is Flourishing Today. This collection is intended to show its strengths and resources and convey a sense of it as an ongoing project. Not every contribution to that project bears the same theoretical label, but the writings collected here share a broad aim of understanding women’s subordination in a way which integrates class and gender – as well as aspects of women’s identity such as race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation – with the aim of liberating women.

 

Socialist Feminist Theorizing is Flourishing Today. This collection is intended to show its strengths and resources and convey a sense of it as an ongoing project. Not every contribution to that project bears the same theoretical label, but the writings collected here share a broad aim of understanding women’s subordination in a way which integrates class and gender – as well as aspects of women’s identity such as race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation – with the aim of liberating women.

Toward an Anthropology of Women

Rs.795.00
Region: 
South Asia
Author(s): 
ISBN: 
978-93-5002-162-0
Binding: 
HB
Rs.795.00

 

 

Empowering Rural Women: An Approach to Empowering Women Through Credit-based Self-help Groups

Rs.295.00
Region: 
World
Author(s): 
ISBN: 
81-87879-06-8
Binding: 
HB
Rs.295.00

The work seeks to elucidate and simplify the approach to women’s empowerment through credit-based self-help groups, by both providing the theoretical perspective as well as practical guidance and tips to operationalise the same. This book is meant primarily as a first level reader for middle level functionaries in the development sector. 

The work seeks to elucidate and simplify the approach to women’s empowerment through credit-based self-help groups, by both providing the theoretical perspective as well as practical guidance and tips to operationalise the same. This book is meant primarily as a first level reader for middle level functionaries in the development sector. 

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