Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Human Rights as Practice – Dalit Women Securing Livelihood Entitlements in South India - Oxford Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Human Rights as Practice: Dalit Women Securing Livelihood Entitlements in South India

Jayshree P. Mangubhai


This book is based on ethnographic fieldwork in three villages in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, where Dalit women engage in struggles to secure or protect livelihood entitlements such as housing land or work. The research examines the processes of these women organising and evolving collective action strategies to claim access to and control over livelihood resources in different contexts where they face social exclusion. By analysing the power dynamics between these women and non-state and state actors, centred on intersecting caste, class, and gender structures, the research exposes ... More

Keywords: Dalit women, human rights, social exclusion, intersectionality, agency, caste, gender, livelihood entitlements, collective action, South India

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780198095453
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198095453.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jayshree P. Mangubhai, author
Director, Research and Programme, Centre for Social Equity and Inclusion, New Delhi