Empowerment and Subordination of Pakistani Women Through Patriarchy, Elitism, Class & Gender Discourses
University of Canberra
April 20, 2011
PAKISTAN: FROM THE RHETORIC OF DEMOCRACY TO THE RISE OF MILITANCY, pp. 85-104, R. Kalia, ed., Routledge. April 2011
This Chapter explores the history of women's subordination in Pakistan, tracing back to colonial legacies in the Indian subcontinent. It argues that freedom movement uprooted local identity and artificially constructed a new Muslim identity that has further the lower status accorded to women in Pakistan. It examines women's rights through various discourses of class and patriarchy and determination of women's status.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 15
Keywords: Pakistan, Women's RightsAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: April 22, 2012
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