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State Without Honour: Women Workers in India's Anganwadis

M.S. Sreerekha


This book is an attempt towards a fresh understanding of the political economy of women’s work in India and its relationship with the Indian state. The study critically analyses the concept and politics of work, worker, and women workers. The politics of the ‘social’, social welfare, and social policy is defined very close to how the public and the private are defined. There is an extension of the domestic into the public in the context of women workers in the social welfare schemes like the honorary workers. The study analyses the history and politics of work and women’s work in the Indian co ... More

Keywords: Work, women worker, honorary work, social service, social welfare, voluntary work, globalization, India, scheme workers, anganwadi

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199468164
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468164.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

M.S. Sreerekha, author
Faculty member, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA.