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Ray, Raka

Overview
Works: 19 works in 92 publications in 1 language and 3,684 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Bibliography  Nonfiction television programs  Internet videos  Educational films  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Commentator
Classifications: HQ1236.5.I4, 305.420954
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Most widely held works by Raka Ray
Fields of protest : women's movements in India by Raka Ray( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The women's movement in India has a long and rich history in which millions of women live, work, and struggle to survive in order to remake their family, home, and social lives. Using an innovative and comparative perspective, Ray offers a unique look at Indian activist women and adds a new dimension to the study of women's movements on a global level
Social movements in India : poverty, power, and politics( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Social movements have played a vital role in Indian politics since well before the inception of India as a new nation in 1947. During the Nehruvian era, poverty alleviation was a foundational standard against which policy proposals and political claims were measured; at this time, movement activism was directly accountable to this state discourse. In the first volume to focus on poverty and class in its analysis of social movements, a group of leading India scholars shows how social movements have had to change because poverty reduction no longer serves its earlier role as a political template. With distinctive chapters on gender, lower castes, environment, the Hindu Right, Kerala, labor, farmers, and biotechnology, Social Movements in India will be attractive to students and researchers in many different disciplines."--Jacket
Cultures of servitude : modernity, domesticity, and class in India by Raka Ray( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Domestic servitude blurs the divide between family and work, affection and duty, the home and the world. In Cultures of Servitude, Raka Ray and Seemin Qayum offer an ethnographic account of domestic life and servitude in contemporary Kolkata, India, with a concluding comparison with New York City. Focused on employers as well as servants, men as well as women, across multiple generations, they examine the practices and meaning of servitude around the home and in the public sphere. This book shifts the conversations surrounding domestic service away from an emphasis on the crisis of transnational care work to one about the constitution of class. It reveals how employers position themselves as middle and upper classes through evolving methods of servant and home management, even as servants grapple with the challenges of class and cultural distinction embedded in relations of domination and inequality.--
Handbook of gender by Raka Ray( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elite and everyman : the cultural politics of the Indian middle classes by Amita Baviskar( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the middle classes -- who they are and what they do -- and their influence in shaping contemporary cultural politics in India. Describing the historical emergence of these classes, from the colonial period to contemporary times, it shows how the middle classes have changed, with older groups shifting out and new entrants taking place, thereby transforming the character and meanings of the category. The essays in this volume observe multiple sites of social action (workplaces and homes, schools and streets, cinema and sex surveys, temples and tourist hotels) to delineate the lives of the middle classes and show how middle-class definitions and desires articulate hegemonic notions of the normal and the normative"--Publisher
To verdener = Worlds apart( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why can one continent be relatively affluent and another mired in poverty? This lesson looks at stratification on a global scale and introduces the ideas of globalization and neo-liberalism. The lesson features Doctors Without Borders -- an organization whose stated aim is to serve populations in need anywhere in the world irrespective of religious, political or social barriers that may exist"--Container
Perverse politics? : feminism, anti-imperialism, multiplicity by Ann Shola Orloff( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this special issue, we address what we refer to as 'perversity of the political' or 'perverse politics': namely, the assumptions political theory and movements, and in our specific case feminism, often make on behalf of their subjects, and how their subjects, in return, perform individual and collective contrariness, unruliness and resistance to what is expected or desired from their 'subjectivity'. Specifically focusing on the themes of 'false consciousness', multiplicity, and uneasy alliances, the papers collected here seek to empirically lay out a number of such 'perverse' moments, and offer anti-imperialist feminist alternatives to second wave feminism's often reductive understandings of freedom; emancipation; oppression; empowerment and democracy
Venus and Mars( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Are men and women really that different? Society tends to emphasize differences more than similarities. This often leads to competition, and in some cases, inequality. Gender issues and stratification, the gender divide in the workplace, the impact of Title Seven, and the women's movement are explored in this lesson. As illustrated in the example of a female football team, it can take a lot of determination to defy the agents of socialization and overcome gender basis."
The social life of gender by Raka Ray( Book )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'The social life of gender' provides a comprehensive approach to gender as an organizing principle of institutions, history, and unequal interpersonal relations. This new title will develop students' capacity to use gender analysis to question social life more broadly, by presenting a critical sociology based on the unique insights gleaned from the study of gender. Through bold, concise, and intellectually generative writing, the authors explore culture, geopolitics, and the economy, providing students with a succinct, accessible, and critical grasp of core debates in the sociology of gender. Key features: the text is driven by an interest in unequal relations of power and how gender informs and is reinforced in institutions and other large-scale historical processes; global perspectives are woven throughout the book for today's increasingly globalized students; the book focuses on understanding not just gender but the social world through a gendered lens; the practical application of theoretical themes shows specific arenas of life not necessarily considered 'gendered' on the surface." -- rear cover
Feminist theory by Jennifer Carlson( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contested terrain of reproduction : class and gender in schooling in India by Raka Ray( )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public agendas and women's interests : organizing women in two Indian cities by Raka Ray( )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masculinity, Femininity, and Servitude: Domestic Workers in Calcutta in the Late Twentieth Century by Raka Ray( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.0499697.0026.311
Women's movements and political fields : a comparision of two Indian cities by Raka Ray( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Preface by Suzanne Raitt( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

(dlps) 0499697.0029.301
Preface by Suzanne Raitt( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.0499697.0030.301
Masculinity, femininity, and servitude : domestic workers in Calcutta in the late twentieth century by Raka Ray( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Fields of protest : women's movements in India
Alternative Names
Raka Ray

Languages
English (90)

Covers
Social movements in India : poverty, power, and politicsCultures of servitude : modernity, domesticity, and class in IndiaElite and everyman : the cultural politics of the Indian middle classes