Politics Embedded: Women's Quota and Local Democracy. Negotiating Gender Relations in North India

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As a contribution to the anthropology of democracy, this book examines a local governance reform in India - focusing particularly on the 33% women's quota entailed. It highlights the interrelatedness of "doing gender" and "doing politics" and delineates the transformations of gendered political spaces and the shifting boundaries within which women of various castes and classes negotiate the meanings of politics. The book investigates the vernacularization of democracy and analyzes local politics as socially embedded - a ...

Politics Embedded: Women's Quota and Local Democracy. Negotiating Gender Relations in North India 2014, Lit Verlag

ISBN-13: 9783643801630

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