Agency, Resistance and Subversion: Voices in the Field

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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.
AuthorsGajparia, J
EditorsTakhar, S
Abstract

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.

Year2016
Book titleGender and Race Matter: Global Perspectives on Being a Woman
PublisherEmerald
SeriesAdvances in Gender Research
ISBN978-1-78635-038-1
Publication dates
Print31 Aug 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited20 Nov 2018
Accepted01 Jul 2016
Web address (URL)https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/book/10.1108/S1529-2126201621
Journal citation21
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY 4.0
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