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Type Working Paper - Journal of Developing Societies
Title Sanctuary: A Women’s Refuge in India
Volume 19
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2003
Page numbers 47-89
URL http://jds.sagepub.com/content/19/1/47.short
This research addresses delineations of gender roles, agency, and change in a modern urban women’s residence in north India. It explores the social relations of residents in a women’s hostel where the shaping of special community creates empowermenf through self-reflection, interaction, and negotiation, yet where also reside tensions, paradoxes, and constraints, in the merging and interplay of traditional values and those of modernity.

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