Agency, Resistance and Subversion: Voices in the Field
Gajparia, J (2016). Agency, Resistance and Subversion: Voices in the Field. in: Takhar, S (ed.) Gender and Race Matter: Global Perspectives on Being a Woman Emerald.
Purpose Historically, as a result of complex intersections of marginalisation, women and girls in India are known to have had less access to economic and social capital than men and boys. Progress on poverty alleviation and the advancement of women’s and girls’ development continues to be slow and has even been described as ‘regressive’ (UN Women, 2015). This chapter provides a microanalysis of experiences and perceptions of gender and poverty in Mumbai, India. It puts forward new insights into everyday forms of agency, resistance and subversion while confronting western centric ideas around development and colonialist notions of victimhood. Methodology/approach Based upon research conducted in 2012 2013, the qualitative study adopting a multi-methods approach draws on participatory action research, participant observation and ethnography. This chapter draws on a small number of interviews from the original sample of 40 participants.
|Book title||Gender and Race Matter: Global Perspectives on Being a Woman|
|Series||Advances in Gender Research|
|31 Aug 2016|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||20 Nov 2018|
|Accepted||01 Jul 2016|
|Web address (URL)||https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/book/10.1108/S1529-2126201621|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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