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Conclusion: Approaching Sītā

Heidi R. M. Pauwels

in The Goddess as Role Model: Sita and Radha in Scripture and on Screen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369908
eISBN:
9780199871322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369908.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The conclusion first discusses the Indian Women's Movement's engagement with the goddess as role model and calls for a nuanced understanding before activist appropriation. Then, it brings together ... More


The Case of the Honest Prostitute: Sex, Work, and Freedom in the Indian Constitution

Rohit De

in A People's Constitution

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691174433
eISBN:
9780691185132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174433.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter studies the new laws against prostitution, enacted to enforce Article 23 of the Constitution, which sought to end the trafficking of women. For nationalists and leaders of the Indian ... More


Marriage and its Dissolution

Flavia Agnes

in Family Law Volume 2: Marriage, Divorce, and Matrimonial Litigation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072201
eISBN:
9780199081301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072201.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter introduces the material and historical basis of ‘marriage’ as an indissoluble and sacrosanct unit and its gradual progression towards divorce. It also demonstrates the connection between ... More


Involvement and Resistance of Women

RUMINA SETHI

in Myths of the Nation: National Identity and Literary Representation

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183396
eISBN:
9780191674020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183396.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses the involvement of the women of Kanthapura in the freedom movement to provide a fuller realization of Rao's model of cultural identity. The issue of women's participation is ... More


Women as Victims and Participants

Michael Fellman

in Inside War: The Guerrilla Conflict in Missouri During the American Civil War

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195064711
eISBN:
9780199853885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195064711.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter includes the participation of women as fighters as well as in the family, home, and womanhood. The guerrilla war culture explained in the previous chapter was also applied to women, not ... More


Hardship and Opportunity: The Fortunes of Emma, Vicey, and Wash

Claudio Saunt

in Black, White, and Indian: Race and the Unmaking of an American Family

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176315
eISBN:
9780199788972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176315.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

In the 1880s, Creek Indians sought to rebuild their nation. Some Creeks, such as G. W. Grayson, profited greatly by pursuing cattle ranching. But black Indians, including G. W.'s own relatives, did ... More


. Entangled Love: Marriage, Consent, and National Belonging in Works by E. Pauline Johnson and John M. Oskison

Beth H. Piatote

in Domestic Subjects

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300171570
eISBN:
9780300189094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300171570.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the mechanisms by which marriage law disrupts indigenous domesticities under the rubric of consent in which Native literature seeks to confront and suspend the force of law. It ... More


Discrimination and disadvantage in local labour markets: issues affecting Black and minority ethnic women

Sue Yeandle and Lisa Buckner

in Policy for a change: Local labour market analysis and gender equality

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420541
eISBN:
9781447302988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420541.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter addresses the labour-market situation and labour-force participation of ethnic-minority women, focusing on the local labour market situation of Indian women in Birmingham and Leicester; ... More


The Princess and the Squaw: The Construction of Native American Women in the Pictorial Press

John M. Coward

in Indians Illustrated: The Image of Native Americans in the Pictorial Press

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040269
eISBN:
9780252098529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040269.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines the representation of Indian women—also overlooked in most previous studies of the pictorial press—contrasting the romantic “Indian princess” stereotype with a harsher set of ... More


Indian Brides of Christ

in Brides of Christ: Conventual Life in Colonial Mexico

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752831
eISBN:
9780804787512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752831.003.0009
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the surprising and unexpected admission of Indian women into nunneries in colonial Mexico following the foundation of Corpus Christi in 1724. It suggests that the admission of ... More


The Agrarian Village World of Indian Women in the Ohio River Valley

Susan Sleeper-Smith

in Women in Early America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479874545
eISBN:
9781479876419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479874545.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Susan Sleeper-Smith explores the environmentally distinctive nature of the Ohio River Valley in this chapter to show how Indian women’s work created a stable village world during the colonial era. ... More


The Agrarian Village World of the Ohio Valley Indians

Susan Sleeper-Smith

in Indigenous Prosperity and American Conquest: Indian Women of the Ohio River Valley, 1690-1792

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640587
eISBN:
9781469640600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640587.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Explores Indian women’s involvement in environmentally shaping the agrarian landscape of the almost-thousand-mile-long Ohio River valley. Women planted their crops in riverway bottomlands and ... More


Women’s and Gender History in Modern India: Researching the Past, Reflecting on the Present

Mytheli Sreenivas

in Making Women's Histories: Beyond National Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758908
eISBN:
9780814759226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758908.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the gendered nature of modernity in the case of India by tracing the trajectory of Indian women's historiography in the late twentieth century. More specifically, it explores ... More


Out of Place in the Domestic Space: H4 Indian Ladies Negotiating Belonging

Madhavi Mallapragada

in Virtual Homelands: Indian Immigrants and Online Cultures in the United States

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038631
eISBN:
9780252096563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038631.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter examines the textual, discursive, and networking politics of Indian immigrant women residing in the United States on the H-4 temporary visa, through a close reading of the discussion ... More


Regenerating Feminism: Sarojini Naidu’s Eugenic Feminist Renaissance

Asha Nadkarni

in Eugenic Feminism: Reproductive Nationalism in the United States and India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689903
eISBN:
9781452949284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689903.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter discusses nationalist feminist poet Sarojini Naidu’s speeches and nationalist poetry from the first part of the twentieth century up to Indian independence in 1947. In her work, Naidu ... More


Sarala and Rokeya: Women's Issues

Bharathi Ray

in Early Feminists of Colonial India: Sarala Devi Chaudhurani and Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198083818
eISBN:
9780199082186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198083818.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter explores how Sarala Devi Chaudhurani and Begum Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain looked at the abject position of women in society and what their prescriptions for improvement were. Sarala’s ... More


Controlling women's sexuality: rape law in India

Geetanjali Gangoli

in International approaches to rape

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847426208
eISBN:
9781447302629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847426208.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter will address the long-standing conflicting relationship between Indian feminists and the legal system. Rape continues to be a serious issue for Indian women. In India as in other parts ... More


Migration and the City

Tanya Hart

in Health in the City: Race, Poverty, and the Negotiation of Women's Health in New York City, 1915-1930

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479867998
eISBN:
9781479875184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867998.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the sociological, literary and cultural aspects of life that African American, British West Indian, and Southern Italian women encountered and created after coming to New York ... More


Creek Beginnings

Steven C. Hahn

in The Life and Times of Mary Musgrove

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813042213
eISBN:
9780813043043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042213.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter uses ethnohistorical evidence to reconstruct the context for Mary's childhood. First, it establishes the context for her childhood home of Coweta and its rise to power and introduces ... More


Indigenous Prosperity and American Conquest: Indian Women of the Ohio River Valley, 1690-1792

Susan Sleeper-Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640587
eISBN:
9781469640600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640587.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Examines the Ohio River valley though an environmental lens and explores the role that American Indian women played in creating a sedentary agrarian village world in this rich and fertile landscape. ... More


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