Women negotiating boundaries - gender, law and the Indian State
Rai, Shirin. (1995) Women negotiating boundaries - gender, law and the Indian State. Social & Legal Studies, Vol.4 (No.3). pp. 391-410. ISSN 0964-6639Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/096466399500400304
Based on a case study of the struggle of 40 Gujrati women street traders to protect their right to trade from a pavement in Delhi, this article argues that both the particular splintered complexity of a post-colonial state formation, such as India, and also a multiplicity of the strategies of struggle based on their class, caste and economic position, are needed by women to confront and/or use state fractions in their own interests. It concludes by pointing to the potential for a strategy for struggle that is both 'in and against' the state.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
H Social Sciences
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Social & Legal Studies|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Official Date:||September 1995|
|Page Range:||pp. 391-410|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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