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By Himani Bannerji, Shahrzad Mojab, Judith Whitehead

Unique in its procedure, this choice of essays examines estate kin, ethical rules bearing on gender, and nationalism in India, Kurdistan, eire, and Finland. based round six case experiences, the individuals mix an research of gender with a dialectical exam of sophistication and patriarchy to bare how those family became built in fresh nationalist movements.

Offering an alternative choice to post-colonial and post-structuralist formulations of gender and nationalism, the quantity highlights the connections and convergences in issues of estate, propriety, and gender between ideologically comparable nationalist hobbies, and indicates how ideological similarities and changes have to be understood sooner than analysing the gender symbolism and patriarchal relatives of nationalist histories.

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Vaid (1996: 240-99). , his claim that feminist organizations in South Asia were unconcerned with issues of violence against women and sati until a traditional, rural community started practising them. 10 In carving out Eurasia as a social block, we are following in the work of various authors who have focused on the relation between property and gender as important to understanding the historical development of gender inequality in this region. Most recently, the work of Jack Goody in anthropology, who analyses the similarities in Eurasian forms of class, status, inheritance, and dowry, has been an inspiration.

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