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Displaced by Development
Confronting Marginalisation and Gender Injustice

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January 2009 | 356 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This compilation is a rare attempt to apply gender analysis to development-induced-displacement and resettlement in the Indian context. It brings together leading scholar-activists, researchers and contributors from people’s movements to critique and draw attention to the injustices perpetrated during such processes. Facing up to the need to focus specifically on how displacement and resettlement affect social groups differently with regard to axes such as gender, class, caste and tribe, the articles show that disenfranchised groups are deemed dispensable and tend to be affected the most, and that women and children among them suffer disproportionately.

Displaced by Development: Confronting Marginalisation and Gender Injustice argues that without differentiated analyses and programmes, displacement and resettlement will continue to intensify and perpetuate gender and social injustice. This work will hold the interest of a wide readership and will be a crucial source of information for those working in the areas of Gender and Social Policy, Economics and Development Studies, Sociology of Gender, Environment and Development, Migration Studies, Anthropology, and South Asian studies. It will also interest policy makers in development agencies, activists and non-governmental organisations concerned with forced displacement and migration issues.

Medha Patkar
Foreword
Lyla Mehta
Introduction
 
PART I: LOCATING GENDER IN PROCESSES OF DISPLACEMENT
Lyla Mehta
The Double Bind: A Gender Analysis of Forced Displacement and Resettlement
Amit Mitra and Nitya Rao
Displacing Gender from Displacement: A View from the Santal Parganas, Jharkhand
Amita Baviskar
Breaking Homes, Making Cities: Class and Gender in the Politics of Urban Displacement
Enakshi Ganguly Thukral
Displacement and Protecting the Rights of Children
Walter Fernandes
Displacement and Alienation from Common Property Resources
 
PART II: POLICIES, PROGRAMMES AND THE STATE
Usha Ramanathan
A Word on Eminent Domain
Harsh Mander
Second Class Citizenship: Wanton Subversion of Relief and Rehabilitation
Hari Mohan Mathur
Gender Biases in Resettlement Planning
Dana Clark
An Overview of Revisions to the World Bank Resettlement Policy
Deepa Shankaran
Like a White Flag? The Gendered Dimensions of the Orissa State Policy on Resettlement and Rehabilitation
 
PART III: GENDERED STRUGGLES AGAINST DISPLACEMENT
Ravi Rebbapragada and Bhanumathi Kalluri
The Samatha Judgement: Upholding the Rights of Adivasi Women
Ramkuwar
'We Will Never Forgive the Government': A Personal Testimony
Chittaroopa Palit
Displacement, Gender Justice and People's Struggles
 
Index

This volume is a significant and perhaps first attempt by scholars and activists to examine resettlement and displacement debate from a gender lens…. It is a compulsory reading for all those concerned with the issues relating to development.

Business India

This book will go a long way in providing independently documented impacts of displacement, the role of the State and state policies, and also in addressing radical alternative visions.

Medha Patkar

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