Between Rhetoric and Activism

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Susanne Kranz

Marxism and Feminism in the Indian Women’s Movement

ISBN 978-3-643-90648-9
Band-Nr. 25
Jahr 2015
Seiten 312
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Gender-Diskussion

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The focus of this book is the All India Democratic Women’s
Association (AIDWA) within the larger context of
contemporary Indian women’s movements. AIDWA is assessed and
analyzed as left-oriented, party-affiliated, all-India
women’s organization. An examination of its administrative
structure provides a basis from which to compare the various
state-level approaches to activism. Additionally, the
contradictions and implications of the women’s question and
the class questions are explored. This book sheds light on
the ongoing theoretical debates of Marxism and feminism and
their compatibilities in their Indian-specific
circumstances. Investigating the first twenty-five years of
AIDWA’s existence (1981 – 2006) the book looks at the
explicit relationship between the Communist Party of India
(Marxist) (CPI (M)) and AIDWA and how both cooperate and
define each other.

Susanne Kranz is an Assistant Professor at
Zayed University in the United Arab Emirates.