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Selfing the City : Single Women Migrants and Their Lives in Kolkata - by Ipshita Chanda (Hardcover)

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This study examines the process of migration and its economic, social, and psychological aspects, concentrating on how single, middle-class women migrants who go to Kolkata, India, from smaller towns, cities, and villages of West Bengal and across eastern India experience the city. Drawing on a survey conducted between 2004 and 2007, discussions, and interviews, the author considers the process of self-construction in relation to the city and how discourses and activities related to feminism and the women’s movement impact the life practices of women as they conceptualize relationships and live their lives in and across public and private spaces. She discusses the women in the context of Kolkata and their initiation into the affective economy of the city, including living spaces, the process of finding the self in the city in terms of work, friends, and family, creating a community, and safety; women’s own prescriptions for the city and the most difficult part about city life for outsiders; and the role of feminism as an ideology and the women’s movement in India. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 322
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Women
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Sage Pubns
Author: Ipshita Chanda
Language: English
Street Date: July 4, 2017
TCIN: 52742547
UPC: 9788190676045
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-7534
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