Realms of Gender Interactions: South Asian Perspectives

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Call for Papers
April 30, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Sexuality Studies, South Asian History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

South Asian Survey (SAGE Journal)
TITLE: Realms of Gender Interactions: South Asian Perspectives
Guest Editors
Rabi Narayan Kar (SLC, University of Delhi)
Kusha Tiwari (SLC, University of Delhi)

Gender and women’s movements, in the South Asian countries, are focused on achieving gender equality in social, cultural, political, economic and institutional framework. Men and women are not just socialized in different roles, their roles have a different social status too (Simone de Beauvoir, 1949). The difference in the role and responsibilities associated with that status make men and women “intended or unintended product(s) of a social practice” (Haslanger, 1995) whereby women’s work(s) and voices are devalued and their status is disadvantaged. Different cultures have their own belief systems, values and norms that recognize and define binaries of gender roles, rights, responsibilities and identities. Gender, across South Asia, is entangled in social and cultural role stereotyping that limits the ability of women as well as differently gendered individuals to invest in their human capital and social networks. Transformations in the social, political and economic systems, over the decades, have enabled women and other genders to think and aim beyond their life behind the veil/closet and gain control over their agency. Gender activism, in the South Asian countries, has ranged from women’s participation in social and political movements to promoting gender rights and socio-economic justice (Leela Fernandes, 2017) and abolishing discriminatory laws and irrational gender classifications. Women are overcoming gender stereotyping to realize their dreams, and also breaking the glass ceilings to overcome organized systems of vertical segregation in organizational setups within and across the nation-states in the region.

The papers may include, but are not limited to the following tracks:
• Gender and the organization setup
• Women entrepreneurship and leadership
• Trajectories of agency and gender empowerment
• Bridging the divide: Way towards economic empowerment
• Gender and institutional mechanism
• Challenges of Intersectionality in gender issues
The Reference Style is available on the journal site

Full papers (5000-6000 words), as well as a short biography (max. 100 words) should be sent to both the editors 30th April, 2020 at and

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