Gender Lesson 5 Tradition, Progress and Perceptions: A Case Study from W. Bengal
  
 
 
 
Gender Lesson 5 Tradition, Progress and Perceptions: A Case Study from W. Bengal

Overview

This lesson uses economic changes in West Bengal to underscore for students the contradictory cultural and economic effects globalization may have, especially on women in the developing world.

Relevant Learning Objectives

2)  Employ analytical concepts and awareness of basic themes learned through case studies in the process of cross-cultural communication.

3)  Recognize major transformations of women’s status and roles in the developing world brought about by economic and cultural globalization.

4)  Understand and discuss some of globalization’s contradictory effects on women’s status.

Procedure

Possible Classroom Activities

Resources

  • Ganguly-Scrase, R. (August 2003). Paradoxes of Globalization, Liberalization, and Gender Equality: The Worldviews of the Lower Middle Class in West Bengal, India.  Gender and Society, v. 17.4, 544-566.
  • PPT5: The Setting: W. Bengal

 

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