Seeing Like a Feminist

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Zubaan in collaboration with Penguin Books, 2012 - Social Science - 252 pages
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For Nivedita Menon, feminism is not about a moment of final triumph over patriarchy but about the gradual transformation of the social field so decisively that old markers shift forever. From sexual harassment charges against international figures to the challenge that caste politics poses to feminism, from the ban on the veil in France to the attempt to impose skirts on international women badminton players, from queer politics to domestic servants' unions to the Pink Chaddi campaign, Menon deftly illustrates how feminism complicates the field irrevocably.
Incisive, eclectic and politically engaged, Seeing like a Feminist is a bold and wide-ranging book that reorders contemporary society.

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About the author (2012)

Nivedita Menon teaches Political Thought at Jawaharlal Nehru University,
Delhi. Her previous books include Recovering Subversion: Feminist Politics
Beyond the Law (2004); an edited volume, Sexualities (2007); and Power and
Contestation: India after 1989 (2007, co-authored with Aditya Nigam). An
active commentator on the blog, she has also translated fiction and
non-fiction from Hindi and Malayalam into English. She has been active
with citizens' forums in Delhi on secularism, workers' and women's rights,
sexuality, and in opposition to the nuclear bomb.

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