The ‘Kudumbashree Woman’ and the Kerala Model Woman: Women and Politics in Contemporary Kerala

@article{Devika2016TheW,
  title={The ‘Kudumbashree Woman’ and the Kerala Model Woman: Women and Politics in Contemporary Kerala},
  author={J. Devika},
  journal={Indian Journal of Gender Studies},
  year={2016},
  volume={23},
  pages={393 - 414}
}
  • J. Devika
  • Published 1 October 2016
  • Economics
  • Indian Journal of Gender Studies
This paper reflects on women’s presence in politics in Kerala where neoliberalised welfare now targets a very large number of women and inducts them into local governance. Offering a brief sketch of the shifts in the region in women’s roles and responsibilities from the pre-liberalisation period to the 1990s and after, the paper draws upon two spells of field- work to probe the unintended consequences that neoliberalised welfare has generated, the possibilities thrown up by institutional change… 

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