Son Preference

Son Preference

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The preference for male children transcends many societies and cultures, making it an issue of local and global dimensions. While son preference is not a new phenomenon and has existed historically in many parts of Asia, its contemporary expressions illustrate the gendered outcomes of social power relations as they interact and intersect with culture, economy and technologies. Son Preference brings together key debates on the subject of son preference by assessing existing work in the field and providing new insights through primary research. The book covers a broad range of social science discussions and draws upon textual and ethnographic material from India. Son Preference will be useful to students, scholars, activists and anyone interested in the issues surrounding gender inequity, sex selection and skewed sex ratios.In order to push the discussion of son preference toward the limits of its postcoloniality, we might ask what do acts against female infanticide or foeticide represent which fail to challenge and/or which operate from within the very structures ofanbsp;...

Title:Son Preference
Author:Navtej K. Purewal
Publisher:Berg - 2010-04-01


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