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

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Gender and Deprivation-A Theme Revisited with a Geographical Perspective

A Theme Revisited with a Geographical Perspective Saraswati Raju The choice of gender-specificity as a first order explanatory framework implicit in research where women are studied as a category places gender studies in a theoretical vacuum. This approach ignores social class formations which may cut across gender whereby gross deprivation may in fact exist for both sexes. Thus women cannot be viewed as a homogeneous group nor can one assume gender-based discrimination to prevail An alternative model proposed makes it possible to analyse gender issues within the theoretical premises of social class formations and their exploitative relations.

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