Son Preference: Sex Selection, Gender and Culture in South Asia

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    The preference for male children transcends many societies and cultures, making it an issue of local and global dimensions. While son preference is not a new phenomenon and has existed historically in many parts of Asia, its contemporary expressions illustrate the gendered outcomes of social power relations as they interact and intersect with culture, economy and technologies. Son Preference brings together key debates on the subject of son preference by assessing existing work in the field and providing new insights through primary research. The book covers a broad range of social science discussions and draws upon textual and ethnographic material from India. Son Preference will be useful to students, scholars, activists and anyone interested in the issues surrounding gender inequity, sex selection and skewed sex ratios.

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    Number of Pages: 160
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9781845204686
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    Listed in: Gender studies, gender groups, Social theory, Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography
    Publisher: Berg Publishers

    Books by Navtej K. Purewal

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