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Boundaries of the Self: Gender, Culture and Spaces

Boundaries of the Self: Gender, Culture and Spaces (Hardback)

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This book addresses the intersections between gender and identity by critically examining female spaces. It has famously been argued that men and women are made in culture. As such, this volume explores how spaces-social, political, cultural, historical, and even cyber-affect the creative, personal, urban and global identities of women. The scholarly approaches of the contributors here probe into these spaces and analyze the problematic of gender identities as they are constructed, reconstructed or deconstructed through processes of appropriation, subversion and signification. The functional politics of patriarchy influences a range of networks that include social, cultural, political, and religious archetypes. This book will open new vistas in women's studies through dialogues and discussions on the various facets of "Space", and how in turn they generate the rhetoric of agency and power or again how they annihilate attempts at emancipation and empowerment.

Furthermore, the book explores the diversity of women's experiences and their contributions across cultures, and examines knowledge and practices in the light of gender differences, suggesting new ways to "conceptualize the relations between the self and the ever changing global communities". Its interdisciplinary nature, drawing on the humanities, arts, social sciences will give it a wide readership among students, teachers and researchers. In addition, since women's studies is one of the most sought-after academic disciplines of the contemporary academic world, this book will generate interest and contribute to the dynamic nature of women's studies research.

LGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groups Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing Publication Date: 01/06/2014 ISBN-13: 9781443857062  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Debalina Banerjee is Assistant Professor of English at Vidyasagar Evening College. She is currently pursuing her PhD on "'Mother' and 'Wife': Interrogating Stereotypes in Five Indian English Women Novelists" at Visva-Bharati University. She has co-edited a book with Kaustav Bakshi on Indian Poetry in English (2012), and another on Nobel Laureates as Playwrights (2013) with Dr Benoy Banerjee. She is on the editorial board of the journal Annals of the University of Oradea, published by the faculty of Social-Humanistic Sciences, University of Oradea, Romania. Her areas of interest include women's studies and cultural studies, in which she has published papers and articles.

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