Women and Violence in India: Gender, Oppression and the Politics of Neoliberalism

TitleWomen and Violence in India: Gender, Oppression and the Politics of Neoliberalism
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsBradley, Tamsin
Number of Pages252
PublisherI.B. Tauris
CityLondon
Abstract

Unwilling to simply accept patriarchy as the answer, Tamsin Bradley presents new research examining how different groups in India conceptualise violence against women, revealing beliefs around religion, caste and gender that render aggression socially acceptable. She also analyses the role that neoliberalism, and its corollary consumerism, play in reducing women to commodity objects for barter or exchange. Unpacking varied conservative, liberal and neoliberal ideologies active in India today, Bradley argues that they can converge unexpectedly to normalise violence against women. Due to these complex and overlapping factors, rates of violence against women in India have actually increased despite decades of feminist campaigning.

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