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by Bandana Purkayastha,Mangala Subramaniam,Alayne M. Adams,Bianca Ambrose-Oji,Kumkum Bhattacharya,Lucy Creevey,Kathleen Fallon,Shobha Hamal Gurung,Shahanara Husain,Sangeetha Madhavan,Simone Purohit,Sangeetha Purishothaman,Dominique Simon

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ISBN:
0739106171
Author:
Bandana Purkayastha,Mangala Subramaniam,Alayne M. Adams,Bianca Ambrose-Oji,Kumkum Bhattacharya,Lucy Creevey,Kathleen Fallon,Shobha Hamal Gurung,Shahanara Husain,Sangeetha Madhavan,Simone Purohit,Sangeetha Purishothaman,Dominique Simon
Category:
Social Sciences
Language:
English
Publisher:
Lexington Books (May 2004)
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152 pages
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The Power of Women's Informal Networks describes and evaluates social organization among poor women in South Asia and West Africa. The contributors to this important new collection of essays draw our attention to these small-scale but politically and socially significant networks as they focus on both agency and the situated contexts within which women work together to improve their lives.

The power of women's informal networks: lessons in social change from South Asia and West Africa. K Bhattacharya, AM Adams, B Ambrose-oji, D Simon. Lexington Books, 2004. M Subramaniam, D Whitlock, B Williford. The WileyBlackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization, 2012. Grassroots groups and poor women’s empowerment in rural India. International Sociology 27 (1), 72-95, 2012. Local to global: Transnational networks and Indian women's grassroots organizing. M Subramaniam, M Gupte, D Mitra. Mobilization: An International Quarterly 8 (3), 335-352, 2003. Neoliberalism and water rights: The case of India.

The Power of Women's Informal Networks describes and evaluates social organization among poor women in South Asia and West Africa as attempts to challenge marginalization.

The Power of Women's Informal Networks: Lessons in Social Change From South Asia to West Africa. Women's rights activists, women's NGOs, and feminist lawyers staged direct action campaigns across the country, conducted petition drives, and worked with friendly legislators to redraft both criminal and civil la. .Reference: ILLICIT JUSTICE: ic Subjects and the Political Economy of Domestic Violence Law in India.

The Politics of Social Change in the Middle East and North Africa is a 1963 book by Manfred Halpern. For years it was "the only academic treatment of Islamism," and served as "the basic text" on the politics of the Arab world for a generation of students. Politics of Social change was written at the behest of the RAND Corporation and published by Princeton University Press.

Using informal networks to seek formal political participation in Ghana’, in Purkayastha, B. & Subramaniam, M.The Power of Women's Informal Networks: lessons in social change from South Asia and West Africa. & Subramaniam, . eds. Lanham, MD: Lexington, 75–88.

The power of a woman lies in her ability to utilise her voice in all situations, revealing her strength. Societal pressure may seem like a barrier to the progress of women, but it can actually be used as a stepping stone. The key is to not be conformed to the patterns that seem to prevail. One woman, a thousand voices. Instead, be yourself, be unique, be vibrant, cause your culture to fit around you, not the other way around. Be bold and make the necessary changes. You can do it, just don't give up! It's the final week on handling a male-opinion dominated society.

South Asia Indian subcontinent including Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, probably Nepal because it’s culturally close. Seychelles and other island nations in the Indian Ocean perhaps as well. East Asia: China, Japan, Korea. South East Asia: Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Thailand. Using that definition, Tibet belongs to East Asia. There is also the notion of Central Asia, which probably consists of the Turkish-speaking former Soviet Republics, Mongolia, Tadjikistan, Afghanistan

Southeast Asia women enjoyed relatively favorable position compared to neighboring states. Women in Pre-Modern Southeast Asia. Women in Traditional China

Southeast Asia women enjoyed relatively favorable position compared to neighboring states. The 11 countries of Southeast Asia include over 550 million people. Despite great linguistic and cultural diversity, the region is characterized by the relatively favorable position of women in comparison with neighboring East or South Asia. Women in Traditional China. An overview of women's roles in Chinese society over time.

Women with children are viewed negatively by employers as they assume it would lead to creating problems and obstacles when it comes to the progression of their career. In the meantime, men with children are deemed sympathetic and loyal

Women with children are viewed negatively by employers as they assume it would lead to creating problems and obstacles when it comes to the progression of their career. In the meantime, men with children are deemed sympathetic and loyal. But changing the role of women in the past 25 years in the workplace is an ongoing process. First, we must note that studies have shown that, although the wage gap still exists, it is slowly narrowing compared to that of 25 years ago. Having more women on board has shown to have a positive impact in the workplace

In contemporary discussions of gender relations around the world, a gap often exists between theory―which overemphasizes generalized units such as "international" or "developing"―and the complex ways that global and local forces interact to structure women's lives in specific countries and regions. Analyses of movement dynamics on the global level contribute to our understanding of women's activism across borders but do not highlight localized politics spearheaded by poor women. Too often, editors Bandana Purkayastha and Mangala Subramaniam have found, marginalized groups in rural or impoverished areas are overlooked by the international economy of knowledge. The Power of Women's Informal Networks describes and evaluates social organization among poor women in South Asia and West Africa. The contributors to this important new collection of essays draw our attention to these small-scale but politically and socially significant networks as they focus on both agency and the situated contexts within which women work together to improve their lives.
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Required for a grad school class but it quickly became one of my favorites, and I reference it often.
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Much of the research done on feminism and women's issues has been performed in the societies of North America and Europe. Likewise, most of the researchers are themselves of European descent. This book attempts to redress some of that imbalance. the authors study groups of poor women in South Asia and West Africa. Nor are the authors of European descent. This helps add diversity in the analysis of how marginalised groups of women can cope. While the regions surveyed are developing countries, the groups described here are typically regarded as poor, even by the prevailing standards of their countries.
A key finding is that the women are often marginalised in multiple ways. That is, they may have little access to health care, banking or other financial services, formal education or even political rights. The informal networks in which the women are part of, thus can be seen as a survival mechanism and perhaps one of the few ways in which the women can achieve some modest means of empowerment.
Overall, the book seems cautiously positive in describing how these women are coping, and perhaps improving their circumstances.