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Women and work in irrigated landscapes in rural India

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In India, the 1992 Reservation Law and the 2006 Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) have formalised women as legitimate actors in rural development. These gender-inclusive policies do not necessarily conform to the traditional domestic role of women, which often precludes them from formally engaging in political processes and labour outside the home. In Northern India, these major policy shifts are illustrated in ancient irrigation management systems. With grow...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
SOGE
Sub department:
Geography
Oxford college:
St Anne's College
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Girard-Zdanowska, A
Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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Oxford University, UK
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English
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2015-01-06

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