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Year: 2021 impression


pp xii+252 pg, First published in 2018

ISBN: 9789386262936(HB)

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About the Book

This book is written specifically for defining the concepts of Gender, Feminism, Masculinity and Femininity, Patriarchy and Matriarchy, Women Empowerment, Gender Equity and Equality, Gender Sensitization, Gender and Mass Media, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Gender and School, Gender and Law etc.

The book includes findings of various research studies. This will help to view the situation from a critical perspective. Statistical data has been quoted wherever required so that students can observe trends and draw conclusions.

The book may serve the purpose of student-teachers, teachers, teacher-educators, researchers and policy makers.

About Author

Dr. Noushad Husain is presently working as a Professor and Principal at Maulana Azad National Urdu University, College of Teacher Education, Asansol (W.B.). He has to his credit numerous articles and research papers in various reputed journals and authored numerous valuable books in the field of higher education.

Prof. Noushad is deeply involved in theory and practice of teaching and learning with new media. His areas of interests are: Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation of Quality of Research, Educational Computing, ICT in Education, Web and Internet Technologies, Online Intellectual Communities, Group Collaboration and Knowledge Management. He is actively engaged in research, training, consultancy and social service programmes.



  1. IntroductIon to Gender

Concept and Meaning of Sex; Concept and Meaning of Gender; Difference between Sex and Gender; Fundamental Concepts of Gender


  1. Gender, Sexuality and Sexual development  Human Sexuality; Development of Sexuality; Stages of Psycho-sexual Development; Gender, Body Image and Role Models; Sites of Conflicts: Social and Emotional  


  1. Masculinity and femininity Characteristics/Traits of Masculinity/Femininity; What is Masculinity?; What is Femininity?


  1. Patriarchy and matriarchy What is Patriarchy?; What is Matriarchy?; Difference between Patriarchy and Matriarchy; Patriarchal and Matriarchal Families; Living Examples of Matrilineal Societies in India  


  1. Social construction of Gender 32 Social Constructionism; Assumptions of Social Constructionism; Social Construction of Gender; Factors Responsible for the Social Construction of Gender; Causes of Social Construction of Gender during Development


  1. Sex Typing, Sex Roles, Gender Roles, Gender Stereotypes and Gender Based Division and Valuation of Work: Sex Typing and Sex Roles : Sex Typing; Sex Roles; Some Sex Stereotyped Behaviours for Males and Females; Factors Influencing Sex Typing; Problems for Working Women in Community; Gender Roles : Meaning and Concept of Gender Roles; Characteristics of Gender Roles; Types of Gender Roles; Gender Roles and Relationships Matrix; Level of Analysis; Category of Analysis; Models of Gender Roles; Gender Roles in India; Gender Stereotypes : Female Gender Stereotypes; Male Gender Stereotypes; Four Basic Kinds of Gender Stereotypes; How can we Challenge Gender Stereotypes?; Influence of the Family on Gender x Gender, School and Society Typing; Gender Roles in Children of Gay and Lesbian Parents; Extra Familial Influences on Gender Roles; Gender Based Division and Valuation of Work : Gender-based Division of Labour; Exploring Attitudes towards Gender


  1. Feminism  Meaning and Definitions of Feminism; Objectives of Feminism; Approaches or Types of Feminism; Waves of Feminism; Feminism in India; Phases of Feminism in India  


  1. Women empowerment Definition and Conceptual Framework; Reasons for Women Empowerment; Characteristics of Women Empowerment; Importance of Women Empowerment; Major Issues Concerning Women Empowerment in India; Ways and Means of Achieving Women Empowerment; Government Initiatives for Women Empowerment in India; Legislative Measures for Safeguarding Women’s Interest; Constitutional Provisions for Empowering Women in India; Key Challenges for Women Empowerment in India  


  1. Gender Equality and Equity: In Relation with Caste, Class , Race, Religion, Region, Ethnicity and Disability 69 Gender Inequality; Gender Equality and Gender Equity; Caste and Gender Issues; Income, Class and Gender Issues; Race and Gender Issues; Religion and Gender Issues; Region and Gender Issues; Ethnicity and Gender Issues; Disability and Gender Issues  


  1.  Changing Status of Women In India  Women Education in Indian History; Social Reform and Muslim Women; Women’s Participation in the Freedom Movement; Women Social Reformers of India; Raja Rammohun Roy; Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar; Swami Vivekananda; Sir Syed Ahmad Khan; Mahatma Jotiba Govindrao Phule; Swami Dayanand Saraswati; Gandhi and Women’s Rights; Nehru and Women’s Rights; Impact of the Reforms Movement  


  1.  Issues and Concerns of Transgender  Who are Transgender People?; Problems Faced by Transgender in India; Rights Granted under Indian Law to Transgender; India Court Recognizes Transgender People as Third Gender; Challenges for Education of Transgender; Strategies or Solutions for Transgender; India’s First Transgender School  


  1. Violence Against Women  Meaning of Violence; Violence within Home; Violence Outside Home  


  1. Gender Equality and Constitutional Framework of India  Constitutional Rights/Provisions to Ensure Dignity of Women; Legal Rights to Women; Parliamentary Provisions to Ensure Dignity of Women; Major Crimes against Women  


  1. Resolving issues Related to Women and Girl Child 121 Female Foeticide and Infanticide; Sex Ratio; Factors Affecting Overall Sex Ratio; Sexual Harassment of Women at Work Place; Honour Killing; Dowry; Child Marriage; Property Rights; Divorce; Widowhood; Identification of Sexual Abuse/Violence and Its Verbalization  


  1. Gender and Law Laws related to Rape; Laws related to Dowry; Laws related to Remarriage; Laws related to Divorce; Laws related to Property Inheritance; Laws Related to Trafficking; Indian Constitution; Women’s Reservation Bill; The Indian Constitution and Provisions for Women; Human Rights and Women’s Right; Legal Aspects related to Women; Declining Sex Ratio; Female Foeticide; Violence against Women; Domestic Violence Act; Sexual Harassment at Work Place Act; Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition Act); Cybercrime; Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR); Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR); Gender Discrimination and Sexual and Reproductive Rights; SRHR and Violence against Women  


  1. Commissions and Committees On Girls Education University Education Commission or Radhakrishnan Commission (1948-49); National Committee on Women’s Education or Durgabai Deshmukh Committee (1958-1959); National Council of Women’s Education (1962); Bhaktavatsalam Committee (1963); Indian Education Commission or Kothari Commission (1964-1966); National Council for Women’s Education in its meeting held in 1968; National Policy on Education (1968); Status of Women in India (1974); Setting up of National Core Group; National Policy on Education (NPE) - 1986; Programme of Action (POA) - 1992; National Commission for Women (1992); National Perspective for Women’s Education (1998-2000); National Curriculum Framework for School Education (2000); National Policy for the Empowerment of Women in 2001; CABE Committee on Girls Education and Common School System (2005); Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) - 2001-02; National Programme of Education for Girls at Elementary Levels (NPEGEL) - July 2003; Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) - 2004; Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009; Policy Initiatives (Including Current Laws) for the Recognition of the Concept of Transgender and Third Gender


  1. Addressing Sexual Harassment and Violence: In Family, Neighbourhood and Other Formal and Informal Institutions Sexual Harassment against Women; Types of Sexual Harassment; Extensity of Sexual Harassment; Effects of Sexual Harassment; Steps to Address Sexual Harassment; Violence against Women; Institutions Redressing Sexual Harassment and Abuse  xii Gender, School and Society


  1. Schemes For Girls Education and Development Women Welfare and Empowerment Schemes of Government of India; Swadhar Greh; 2. Central Government Sponsored Schemes for Child Protection and Welfare


  1.  Gender and Society History and Current Scenario of Indian Women; Modern Indian Women’s Problems; Issues Related to Indian Women; Gender Roles in Society through Variety of Institutions  


  1.  Gender, Power and Education Gender Identities and Socialization Practices; Socialization; Gender Socialization; Family and Gender Socialization; School and Gender Socialization; Other Formal and Informal Organizations and Gender Socialization  


  1. Gender and School  Gender Bias; Gender Bias in Education; Gender Bias in School Enrollments; Gender Bias in Dropouts; Gender Bias in Household Responsibilities; Social Attitudes towards Girl’s Education; Value accorded to Women’s Education; Issues related to Gender in School; Perception of Safety at School, Home and Community Schools; Adult and Non-Formal Education for Women’s Development; Importance of Vocational Training and Income Generation for Women; Gender Equality  


  1. Gender Issues In Curriculum  Curriculum and the Gender Question; Role of Curriculum in Reinforcing Gender Issues; Gender and the Hidden Curriculum; Aspects of Hidden Curriculum; Gender in Text and Context; Textbooks and Gender; Teacher as an Agent of Change  


  1.  Gender and Mass Media Women as Depicted in Mass Media; Women in Cinema/Films; Portrayal of Women on Television; Portrayal of Women in Advertisements; Portrayal of Women in Print Media; Portrayal of Women on Internet; Impact of Mass Media on Women; Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1987; Recommendations  


  1. Gender Sensitization Definitions of Gender Sensitization; Need for Gender Sensitization; Process of Gender Sensitization; Gender Sensitization Strategy; The Teacher as Facilitator; Need for Gender Sensitization in Schools; Strategies/Measures of Schools to Sensitize Gender; Role of Curriculum in Gender Sensitization; Role of Co-Curricular Activities in Gender Sensitization; Role of Community Based Activities; Role of Parents in Gender Sensitization; Role of Media  

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