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

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Will COVID-19 Hamper Strides towards Gender Equality in Ireland?

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the fragility of global advances towards gender equality, thus foregrounding the inherent difficulty of achieving sustained progress within the constraints of a patriarchal system. In this paper, we explore this issue in greater depth, focusing on Ireland, widely heralded as a progressive and increasingly secular state, but one still steeped in patriarchal norms enshrined in the Constitution. Accounting for the influence of this foundational document, we examine women’s economic participation, including the impact of the pandemic response, and domestic violence. This paper argues that the pandemic response has reinforced Ireland’s patriarchal structure, stalling, and, in some cases, threatening progress towards gender equality.

The Nexus of Gender Discrimination with Malnutrition: An Introduction

There is a complex relationship between gender discrimination and malnutrition, mediated by women's empowerment and social status, that needs to be more fully understood in south Asia, a region where progress in raising the nutrition levels has slowed in recent years. The collection of papers in this special issue is based on studies in three sites in India and Bangladesh that sought to find ways in which the health and nutrition status of girls and women could be improved.

Women in Agriculture A Review of the Indian Literature

India in the recent past has witnessed an upsurge in research on various aspects of women's existence, with the early focus on the social facets of their status giving way of analyses of women's location within the sphere of economic production, a shift that was prompted by the alarming decline in female participation. This paper reviews research literature on women in agriculture, highlighting the lacunae and pointing to possible areas of fruitful future research.

Commercial Capital and Agrarian Relations-A Study of Guntur Tobacco Economy

A Study of Guntur Tobacco Economy Nata Duvvury This paper discusses the dynamics of tobacco cultivation and trade in Guntur region. Flue-cured Virginia tobacco was introduced in India by a subsidiary of the British American Tobacco Company, the leading cigarette conglomerate In the initial phase, the company closely supervised and controlled cultivation. This control was achieved by its monopoly of the new technology and a system of contracts between the company and the cultivators. The author examines the impact of the new crop on the agrarian structure
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