Skip to main content

Our Bodies, Our Minds, Our Men: Working South Asian Women

Pio, Edwina, Syed, Jawad (2013) Our Bodies, Our Minds, Our Men: Working South Asian Women. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 28 (3). pp. 140-150. ISSN 1754-2413. (doi:10.1108/GM-01-2013-0006) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided. (Contact us about this Publication)
Official URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/GM-01-2013-0006

Abstract

Purpose – This paper is a guest editorial piece in the Special Issue of the Gender in Management journal on “Gender equality at work in South Asia”. In this paper, the authors aim not only to introduce the papers selected for the Special Issue but also to offer an overview of the current state of female employment, economic activity and gender equality at work in countries in South Asia. Design/methodology/approach – The paper offers a review of extant literature and macro-economic data on gender equality in employment and management in South Asia. Findings – Four stories emerge: firstly the pervasive existence of structural and institutional barriers such as patriarchal ideologies reinforced by gender inegalitarian interpretations of holy texts; secondly women's limited access to education and skill development; thirdly lack of non-agricultural employment and economic resources resulting in economic dependence on men and sex-based division of labour; and fourthly the development and joy of agency where there is facilitation and nurturance of women. Originality/value – This Special Issue is probably the first ever collection of journal articles focused on gender equality at work in the South Asia region.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/GM-01-2013-0006
Uncontrolled keywords: Female employment, Gender equality, South Asia, Women
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Industrial Relations/HRM
Depositing User: Cathy Norman
Date Deposited: 03 May 2013 13:49 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/33788 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
  • Depositors only (login required):