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By Bina Agarwal

ISBN-10: 0521429269

ISBN-13: 9780521429269

During this entire research of gender and estate all through South Asia, Bina Agarwal argues that an important monetary issue affecting girls is the gender hole in command over estate. In rural South Asia, few ladies personal land or even fewer keep watch over it. Drawing on quite a lot of assets, together with box examine, the writer addresses the cause of this imbalance, and asks how the limitations to possession will be conquer. The booklet bargains unique insights into the present theoretical and coverage debates on land reform and women's prestige.

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O n the concept of'class' within Marxist and n o n - M a r x i s t literature, also see Wolff and Resnick (1989). While several feminist a u t h o r s have denied the significance of class divisions between women, they have d o n e so from different standpoints. Millett (1970) did so because she saw w o m e n ' s class affiliations as basically impermanent. Firestone (1970) saw w o m e n as united by their biology; she substituted the term 'sex' for 'class' a n d categorized w o m e n as a 'sex class' as opposed to a n economic class.

In relation to privatized inheritable landed property, by effective land rights for women today I mean inheritance as individuals linked with full rights of control over land use (viz. ) and the disposal of its produce. Where land transfers by the State to women are involved, the issue is more complex. Here effective land rights for women could either mean individual titles conferring ownership and control rights exactly as with private land; or they could take the form of land transfers to groups of women (such as to those belonging to landless households) who could hold it in joint ownership or long lease, having full control over land use and disposal of its produce, but excluding the right to sell or bequeath the land.

16 Afieldof one's own persisting gender-inequalities in law, policy, and practice in relation to such claims (as will be detailed in chapters 6 to 8). Hence ideological struggles are integrally linked to women's struggles over property rights. (b) How property ownership and/or control is socially distributed can significantly affect ideological constructions, including those of gender. Those who own and/or control wealth-generating property can exercise considerable direct or indirect control over the principal institutions that shape ideology, such as educational and religious establishments and the media (defined broadly to include newspapers, TV, radio, film, theatre, as well as literature and the arts).

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