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Son Preference

Sex Selection, Gender and Culture in South Asia

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Son Preference by Navtej K. Purewal
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Description

The preference for male children transcends many societies and cultures, making it an issue of local and global dimensions. While son preference is not a new phenomenon and has existed historically in many parts of Asia, its contemporary expressions illustrate the gendered outcomes of social power relations as they interact and intersect with culture, economy and technologies. Son Preference brings together key debates on the subject of son preference by assessing existing work in the field and providing new insights through primary research. The book covers a broad range of social science discussions and draws upon textual and ethnographic material from India. Son Preference will be useful to students, scholars, activists and anyone interested in the issues surrounding gender inequity, sex selection and skewed sex ratios.

Author Biography

Navtej K. Purewal is Lecturer in Sociology, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester.
Release date Australia
April 1st, 2010
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
bibliography, index
Imprint
Berg Publishers
Pages
160
Dimensions
156x234x11
ISBN-13
9781845204686
Product ID
3958361

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