ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Methodological Concerns

The "feminist" or "feminism" is now replaced by the neutral sounding "gender relations". In some ways this limits the domain because it is not just about relations or roles, it is also about identity, about women's view of the world and their vision of the future. This paper examines various puzzles of the research methodology of women's studies. It argues that the research methodology of women's studies cannot be a facile one. It needs a further advance to say under what conditions a woman can negotiate her terms. Along with intra-household studies, it has to supplement inter-household relations. It should not forget that gender equation has two sides.

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