ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Is 'Gender' Easy to Study?

Even if women's studies centres concentrated more on academic work rather than the action programmes imposed on them by the University Grants Commission, would they be equipped to do so? Most women's studies practitioners skirt the tricky issues of methodology and concept and march ahead bravely, meticulously documenting "women's oppression". The tragedy is that this empiricism does not equip us in developing our own theoretical foundations. If we want women's studies to be an interdisciplinary enterprise, we will have to see if it can be integrated as a specific epistemology to rebuild the existing structure of knowledge by creating new organising concepts, methodologies, skills and reciprocal assimilation of various disciplines.

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