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Men Doing Feminism in India

Aiming to bring critical attention to men's involvement in feminist social research in India, an introduction to a collection of essays on what it means to be a "man" and do "feminism."

Interrogating Consumer Cultures

Consumer Culture, Modernity and Identity edited by Nita Mathur,New Delhi: Sage, 2014; pp xl + 399, Rs 895.

Male Sexual Violence

The feminist call to make sexual violence culpable is the lone voice articulating such a demand in an overall culture which is repeatedly telling men that being manly means being ready to be violent; it means forcibly putting women "in their place". The male gender role generates violence by castigating men if they are not violent, and rewarding them with honour when they are. The existence of laws which criminalise men's sexual assault on women have not deterred male violence because it has become merely another ground on which men can prove their masculinity.

A Search for Feminist Roots

Indigenous Roots of Feminism: Culture, Subjectivity and Agency by Jasbir Jain (New Delhi: Sage), 2011; pp xiv + 341, Rs 695.

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