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The Routledge Handbook of Exclusion, Inequality and Stigma in India

Edited by: NMP Verma , Alpana Srivastava

Print publication date:  August  2020
Online publication date:  August  2020

Print ISBN: 9780367272388
eBook ISBN: 9780429295706
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This handbook critically examines the three concepts of exclusion, inequality and stigma and their interrelationship in the Indian context. Divided into five parts, the volume deals with the issues of exclusion, inequality, gender discrimination, health and disability, and assault and violence. It discusses important topical themes such as caste and social exclusion in rural labour markets, impact of poverty and unemployment, discrimination in education and literacy, income inequality and financial inclusion, social security of street vendors, women social entrepreneurs, rural?urban digital divide, workplace inequality, women trafficking, acid attacks, inter-caste marriages, honour killings, health care and sanitation, discrimination faced by those with disabilities, and regional disparities in India.

The book traces rising socio-economic inequality and discrimination along with the severe lack of access to resources and opportunities, redressal instruments, legal provisions and implementation challenges, while also looking at deep-rooted causes responsible for their persistence in society. With emphasis on affirmative action, systemic mechanisms, and the role of state and citizens in bridging gaps, the volume presents several policies and strategies for development. It combines wide-ranging empirical case studies backed by relevant theoretical frameworks to map out a new agenda for research on socio-economic inequality in India with important implications for public policy.

Comprehensive and first of its kind, this handbook will serve as a key reference to scholars, researchers and teachers of exclusion and discrimination studies, social justice, political economy, sociology, anthropology, economics, political science, development studies, education and public administration. It will also be useful to policymakers, bureaucrats, civil society activists, non-governmental organisations and social entrepreneurs in the development sector, in addition to those interested in third world studies, developing economies and the global south.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Are socially disadvantaged groups catching up with others? Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Degree of financial inclusion Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Impact of poverty and exclusion Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Discrimination and exclusion in education Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Caste discrimination and inequality Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Caste and social exclusion in rural labour markets Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Development and rising income inequality in India Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Rural-urban divide Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Urban livelihood and social security of street vendors Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Educational inequality Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Disparity and disconnection in investment and unemployment among the Indian states Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Inter-caste marriages and social inequality Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Millennial women social entrepreneurs Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Time allocation in television news content Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Socio-economic inequalities in the agricultural and rural sectors Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Perception of gender equality Download PDF
Chapter  17:  A study on gender discrimination among migrant construction workers Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Inequality, gender and policy initiatives Download PDF
Chapter  19:  An appraisal of gender issues in the Indian corporate sector Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Gender inequality in India Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Analysis of India’s employment scenario Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Disabled women Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Elected women’s representatives in decentralized governance Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Health assessment of women Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Mathematical issues among children with visual impairment Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Impact of bleaching syndrome Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Regional disparity of sanitation facilities in India Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Beyond the human development index Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Socio-economic inequalities and Their association with health status among the Muslim community Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Acid ATTACKS Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Women trafficking in India Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Violence against differently-abled persons in India Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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