Search for dissertations about: "women empowerment in India"

Found 3 swedish dissertations containing the words women empowerment in India.

  1. 1. Experience and Identity : A Historical Account of Class, Caste, and Gender among the Cashew Workers of Kerala, 1930–2000

    University dissertation from Historiska Media

    Author : Anna Lindberg; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2001]
    Keywords : cashew workers; cashew factories; experience; identity; effeminization; housewifization; dowry; marriage; breadwinner wages; gender discourses; gender ideologies; trade unions; women; gender; caste; class; Quilon; India; Kerala; Sociology; Sociologi; Social and economic history; Ekonomisk och social historia; Historisk-filosofiska ämnen; History and philosophy subjects; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Since the 1930s female cashew workers have constituted a majority of the registered workers in the South Indian State of Kerala and today number some 200,000. This group challenged the stereotypical view of Third World women because they were organized into unions, worked in the formal sector, and were literate. READ MORE

  2. 2. Challenging the gender paradox. women's collective agency in the transformation of Kerala politics

    University dissertation from Göteborgs universitet, institutionen för freds- och utvecklingsforskning

    Author : Monica Erwér; Göteborgs universitet.; University of Gothenburg.; Göteborgs universitet.; University of Gothenburg.; Göteborgs universitet.; University of Gothenburg.; [2003]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Freds- och utvecklingsforskning; Peace and development research; Genus; Gender studies; gender and development studies; power empowerment; collective agency; women s interests; gender politics; autonomous feminist network; Left Women s Movement; left parties; Kerala; India;

    Abstract : The thesis investigates gender and power theoretically by linking the field of gender and development with the debates within social movement theory. It builds a framework on the concepts of Empowerment, Agency, Political Field, Organisational Structure, Framing Processes, and Women's Interests and Identities. READ MORE

  3. 3. Vulnerable daughters in times of change: Emerging contexts of discrimination in Himachal Pradesh, India

    University dissertation from University of Gothenburg, School of Global Studies

    Author : Mattias Larsen; Göteborgs universitet.; University of Gothenburg.; [2009]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Freds- och utvecklingsforskning; Peace and development research; daughter discrimination; sex-selective abortions; gender; development; intergenerational contract; dowry; context; structural change; uncertainty;

    Abstract : This dissertation deals with the widespread problem in India of using sex selective abortions to discriminate against daughters. Girls are aborted on a massive scale simply because they are girls. A point of departure is the fact that the problem has become prevalent at a time of considerable social and economic change. READ MORE