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Social Construction of the 'Feminine' in Independent India:: A Historical Perspective
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The paper explores the formation, sustenance and evolution of the feminine image in Indian society since its independence in 1947.  It makes an attempt to analyze the evolution of the feminine image through dynamic interaction of social variables. With the colonial legacy as a backdrop, the paper analyses the contribution of three major social institutions on the formation of women's image - first, the role of a pro-active State, second, the role of organized women's movement and third, the contribution of growing market forces and liberalization of the economy. By examining the social forces historically, the paper tries to bring out the visible changes in the image of women in the cultural terrain and explores the manner in which the representation of women in mass media is shaped by dominant ideological paradigms.  Drawing upon available evidence, the paper observes two dominant alliances that have dictated the formation of women's image in contemporary India - first, the alliance of state and patriarchy and second, the alliance of patriarchy and market forces.

 

 The paper also underscores the growing importance of image in modern societies, and urges women's organizations to focus their attention towards a fair representation of women in Media which will have a positive impact on women's empowerment. In view of the rapid technological change in Indian society coupled with the progress of mass media in the developing countries, media portrayal of women assumes centrality in the 21st century. The paper advances a methodological basis to examine the evolution of women's image in society.

 

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2016.
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Gender Studies
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Gender Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-372054OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-372054DiVA, id: diva2:1275282
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Conference on Women and Society, Royal University for Women, 20-21 April, Manama,Bahrain
Available from: 2019-01-04 Created: 2019-01-04 Last updated: 2019-10-02

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