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Gender, Identity and Violence
Female Deselection in India

ISBN 9780367176723
Published April 25, 2019 by Routledge India
348 Pages

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Book Description

The missing girls in India are not a new phenomenon. The British passed an Act to check female infanticide more than 100 years ago. Since 1960, India‘s birth sex ratios have progressively declined from 994 to 910, implicating life-affecting gender violence. Backed by extensive field research, data and interviews, this book explores girl child desel

Table of Contents

Foreword Pramod Kumar. Preface. Acknowledgements. I. Mapping Child Deselection through a Civilisational Periscope II. Debates on Gender Violence, Identity and Rights: Implications for Female Deselection III. Girl Child Deselection: Disappearance and Invisibility in the Context of Punjab IV. Justifying Narratives, Legitimising Mechanisms V. Interpreting Gender and Cultural Specificities: Decoding the Power of Masculine Constructs in Panchayats, Punjab VI. Gender Positioning within the Cultural Support Structures VII. Policy and Practice: Negotiating the Politics of Gender in Identity-based Exchange VIII. Constructing Gender Capital for Gender Justice. Annexure. Notes. Bibliography. About the Author. Index

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