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Shifting Body Politics (Gender, Nation, State in Pakistan)

Shifting Body Politics (Gender, Nation, State in Pakistan)
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Item Code: NAJ217
Author: Shahnaz Rouse
Publisher: Women Unlimited
Language: English
Edition: 2004
ISBN: 8188965030
Pages: 160
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
weight of the book: 370 gms

About the Book


The three essays in this volume explore the changing parameters of struggles over gender in Pakistan.


In the process, the author attempts to theoretically traverse the boundaries between public and private domains, the State and what is often referred to as 'civil society', the individual and the collective, and the local and international. She does this through a discussion of sovereignty and citizenship; the growing nexus between militarism, masculinism and fundamentalism; and the rapid shrinking of democratic spaces in the country.


About the Author


Shahnaz Rouse teaches Sociology at Sarah Lawrence College, New York. She is the author of various articles on women, religion, nationalism and the State, which have been published in South Asia, the Middle East, and the US. Her work has been translated into Bangla, French and Arabic. She is co-author, with Cynthia Nelson, of Situating Globalization: Views from Egypt, and is a member of the editorial committee of MERIP (Middle East Research and Information Project).





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