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Author: V. Geetha
Edited by Maithreyi Krishnaraj

8185604452 | PB | pp. 152+xvi | 2002 | Bhatkal and Sen

This book describes the concept of gender and how gender identities mesh with those of caste, class, religion and so on.

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In Gender which is part of the Theorising Feminism series, the author points out that ‘gender is everywhere’, and when we allocate to the male and female sexes, specific distinctive attributes and roles, we are ‘doing’ gender. She suggests insightfully that gender ‘is both part of the world we live in, as well as a way of understanding our world’. Provocative and jargon-free, the book shows how gender identities mesh with those constituted by caste, class, religion and sexual preferences, forming a set of arrangements that have evolved through history. It enables the reader to undertake a fresh critical analysis of what we consider to be normal and given, to ask questions, to take stock of the self and the world.


V. Geetha
Editor: Maithreyi Krishnaraj




Bhatkal and Sen





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About the Contributors

The author writes in Tamil and English on history, culture and gender. She is publishing director of Tara Publishers, Chennai. She has co-authored with S. V. Rajadurai, Towards a Non-Brahmin Millenium: From Iyothee Thass to Periya (Samya, 1998). The editor, a pioneering scholar in women's studies, was formerly professor and director, Research Centre for Women's Studies SNDT Women's University, Mumbai. She continues to be engaged in women's studies through her writing, teaching and research.


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