Son Preference by Navtej K. Purewal
Sex Selection, Gender and Culture in South Asia

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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 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.

About Navtej K. Purewal

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Navtej K. Purewal is Lecturer of Sociology in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester.
Published April 15, 2010 by Bloomsbury Academic. 192 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Parenting & Relationships.

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