❰Read❯ ➫ Performing Representation Author Shirin M. Rai – Heartforum.co.uk Breaking new ground in scholarship on gender and politics Performing Representation is the first comprehensive analysis of women in the Indian parliament It explores the possibilities and limits of pa Breaking new ground in scholarship on gender and politics Performing Representation is the first comprehensive analysis of women in the Indian parliament It explores the possibilities and limits of parliamentary democracy and the participation of women in its institutional performancesOffering a new multi method analysis of the gendered nature of India's parliament through an examination of electoral data media reports and life stories of women Members of Parliament it sheds light on the performance aesthetics and norms of parliamentary life It explores how the gendered axis of power underpins the performance of parliament and its Members as well as the political economy in which they are embedded The book makes a strong case for taking parliamentary politics seriously in these times of populism without either a utopian framing of women MPs as challengers of masculinised institutional politics or seeing them simply as docile actors in a gendered institutionPerforming Representation raises critical uestions about the politics of difference claim making representation and intersectionality It addresses these uestions as part of global feminist debates on the importance of the women's representation in political institutions.
Shirin Rai is Professor in the department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick Her research interests include feminist politics democratization globalization and development studies.
- 456 pages
- Performing Representation
- Shirin M. Rai
- 12 March 2015 Shirin M. Rai