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This book is a compilation of research findings on the sociological perspectives of gender power relations within the household and their changing social patterns in India. It shows how gender inequality bias and discrimination are usually sustained and justified in the Indian context. It also provides some evidence of women’s empowerment. It is useful for academics, policy makers, and program managers who are particularly interested in gender violence, practical and strategic gender needs, gender socialization, and other dimensions of domestic democracy.
This illuminating volume which discusses on gender, society and democracy, will immensely help social science teachers and researchers working on gender, family and human rights within the context of households in India.
The book contributes by bringing to surface the complexity and variety of gender relations in the family, while highlighting the customary and the formal redressal and breather institutions that went unnoticed in the neat binary gender categories of male and female in family studies. In its research journey the family often got viewed as a functional institution and eventually as an oppressing one; this book goes beyond to provide a refreshing weave of the everyday justice-violence complexity in the family.
This volume is interesting because…given the theme of the volume and that not much work has been done on it especially in the Indian context, it should be interesting for readers.