Includes bibliographical references (p. -263) and index.
Machine generated contents note: One."Education for Women's Equality and Empowerment": The Manila Samakhya Program (MS) (1989)
Two."Getting There, Being There": Using Ethnography, Investigating Ethnography in Chitrakoot and Delhi
Three."When I Say We, I Don't Mean Me": Neoliberal Bureaucracy and Techniques of National Governance
Four."We Have to Move from Conceptualization to Operationalization": (Un)Easy Relationships between State and Feminism
Five."Empowerment Was Never Conceptualized as Entitlement": Problems in Operationalizing a "Feminist" Program
Six."Empowerment Should Be Collective": Four "Truth-Tales".
Using_initiatives by_non-governmental organizations to promote women's empowerment in rural India, this book draws new conclusions about the three-way relationship between neoliberalism, women's education, and spatialization of the state. Sharma_gets to the heart of the assumptions and blindspots inherent in these programs and makes an important contribution to the debate about the_institutionalization of women's education.