Title

Reorganisation of desire : cultural lives of young women in globalising India

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Economic and Political Weekly

Publication Date

4-2-2016

Volume

51

Issue

14

First Page

70

Last Page

78

Publisher

Sameeksha Trust

Abstract

Discussions about violence and safety dominate public discourse about women in 21st century India. In urban spaces, this discourse appears to have specific characteristics—such as the focus on young women’s occupation of globalised workplaces, their clothing, and their movements in the city. Drawing on recent research conducted in Bengaluru, this paper argues that the links between women and social transformation are being obscured by the intensified concern with safety, and suggests that redescribing women’s experience may throw up a new set of issues with which feminist scholarship might productively engage.

Print ISSN

00129976

E-ISSN

23498846

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Additional Information

Support for the research done at the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society in 2012–14 was provided by the Indian Council for Social Science Research.

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Recommended Citation

Niranjana, T. & Vasudevan, N. (2016). Reorganisation of desire: Cultural lives of young women in globalising India. Economic and Political Weekly, 51(14), 70-78.