The Bleeding Edge: Resistance as Strength and Paralysis

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The study of feminism as a mark of feminist agency is examined across a range of feminist schol arship, followed by reflections on the concluding scene of Ashapurna Devi's novel in Bangla, Pratham Pratisruti, and ends with some conclusions based upon ethnographic work on Indian women and inheritance. The explorations of different sites of fiction and ethnography indicate that individual acts of women's resistance should be kept separate from the systemic changes that organised movements seek to effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-202
Number of pages18
JournalIndian Journal of Gender Studies
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 2000

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Health(social science)
  • Cultural Studies
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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