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Recovering Subversion: Feminist Politics Beyond the Law

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Is the language of rights enough to foster real social and political change? Nivedita Menon explores the relationship between law and feminist politics by examining the contemporary Indian women's movement with comparisons to France and the United States. She argues that the intersection of feminist politics, law, and the state often paradoxically and severely distorts imp ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published July 19th 2004 by University of Illinois Press
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Great analysis of lots of contemporary feminist issues in Indian politics. Here's a quote that got me thinking:

At this point I would like to lead the discussion to a related paradox of our times—the emerging contradiction between the functioning of democracy and the ethical ambitions of feminist politics. In the debate over reservations for women [as well as other contemporary issues in Indian politics that she analyzes], the issue is of democratic functioning versus a greater value in our term
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Nivedita Menon teaches Political Science at Delhi University. She has published widely on feminism.
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