Journal article

Between inclusivity and feminist purism: Young gender justice workers in post-Nirbhaya Delhi

Amanda Gilbertson

WOMENS STUDIES INTERNATIONAL FORUM | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

Gender justice is experiencing a moment of heightened visibility in India in the wake of the anti-rape protests of 2012/13. This paper seeks to understand this widening of the terrain of gender justice through an exploration of the work of young gender justice workers in Delhi. These young people practiced diverse politics and feminisms that challenge generational arguments of lost radicalism and linear conceptions of feminist history. Further, the messy hybridity of the feminisms and politics of individuals and organizations challenges neat conceptualizations of pure, authentic feminisms and co-opted, depoliticized feminisms. However, in the approach of some young people there is evidence o..

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