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The Resource Gender, poverty and livelihood in the Eastern Himalayas, edited by Sanjoy Hazarika and Reshmi Banerjee

Gender, poverty and livelihood in the Eastern Himalayas, edited by Sanjoy Hazarika and Reshmi Banerjee

Label
Gender, poverty and livelihood in the Eastern Himalayas
Title
Gender, poverty and livelihood in the Eastern Himalayas
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sanjoy Hazarika and Reshmi Banerjee
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Eastern Himalaya region covers a geographical area that spans five nations and has diverse landscapes, a multitude of ethnic groups and a rich variety of flora and fauna. The region is relatively poor in terms of GDP and per capita income; industrialisation and infrastructure is under-developed; climate-induced disasters are frequent; and maternal and infant mortality rates are high. Economic constraints combined with restrictive cultural norms create barriers for women in education, employment and decision-making, thus further entrenching unequal gender relations. This book explores the ways in which gender-sensitive and inclusive policies can be developed to address the basic issues of marginalisation, livelihood, poverty and vulnerability in the Eastern Himalayas. The chapters in the volume touch upon current concerns, such as the economic and social challenges faced by women, their control over resources, questions of patriarchy, discrimination, conflict, gender rights and equity, information, empowerment and participation, and women as agents of change. This volume will be useful to researchers and scholars in gender studies, sociology and social anthropology, development studies, economic and human geography, politics, northeast and Himalayan studies, South Asian studies, as well as policymakers and those in the development sector and non-governmental organisations."--Provided by publisher
Dewey number
330.95496
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Hazarika, Sanjoy,
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Label
Gender, poverty and livelihood in the Eastern Himalayas, edited by Sanjoy Hazarika and Reshmi Banerjee
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 The Eastern Himalaya and the Mongoloid myth; 2 Access to water and gender rights in India: contextualising the various debates through the study of a mountain village in Sikkim; 3 Challenges to women as food and risk managers in the context of floods: a case study from Tinsukia; 4 'Constructed' images of gender and gender roles in the Northeastern Himalayas: virtual and actual; 5 Towards a research collaboration with indigenous communities in India
  • 6 Female MGNREGA workers and poverty reduction in Sikkim7 Coping with conflict: gendered narratives in the Mizo uprising; 8 Women in the land of Jade: issues and interventions; Index
Control code
on1001990184
Extent
1 online resource (190 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781138103665
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations, tables
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1001990184
Label
Gender, poverty and livelihood in the Eastern Himalayas, edited by Sanjoy Hazarika and Reshmi Banerjee
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 The Eastern Himalaya and the Mongoloid myth; 2 Access to water and gender rights in India: contextualising the various debates through the study of a mountain village in Sikkim; 3 Challenges to women as food and risk managers in the context of floods: a case study from Tinsukia; 4 'Constructed' images of gender and gender roles in the Northeastern Himalayas: virtual and actual; 5 Towards a research collaboration with indigenous communities in India
  • 6 Female MGNREGA workers and poverty reduction in Sikkim7 Coping with conflict: gendered narratives in the Mizo uprising; 8 Women in the land of Jade: issues and interventions; Index
Control code
on1001990184
Extent
1 online resource (190 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781138103665
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations, tables
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1001990184

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