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Gender in Exile - A Field Study on Gender Equality in Tibetan Society

Enquist, Gustav (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The thesis is based on a field study carried out in India, Nepal and Tibet during the period

of June?August 2005. It examines gender structures in Tibetan society and seeks to explain

the background and reasons to existing social and political structures. The object is to

call attention to general conclusions regarding equality gathered in the field by focusing on

social efficiency rather than ideology or normative values. The purpose is to shed light on a

set of arguments in favour of gender equality that may be applied on other cases than the

Tibetan.

The experience made is that equality is instrumental in making effective use of resourses

and capabilities within a society and and that gender therefore is a crucial part of... (More)
The thesis is based on a field study carried out in India, Nepal and Tibet during the period

of June?August 2005. It examines gender structures in Tibetan society and seeks to explain

the background and reasons to existing social and political structures. The object is to

call attention to general conclusions regarding equality gathered in the field by focusing on

social efficiency rather than ideology or normative values. The purpose is to shed light on a

set of arguments in favour of gender equality that may be applied on other cases than the

Tibetan.

The experience made is that equality is instrumental in making effective use of resourses

and capabilities within a society and and that gender therefore is a crucial part of development

strategy. An underlying purpose of the presentation is to change the way that both

Tibetan society and gender are thought of in Western research and literature. (Less)
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author
Enquist, Gustav
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Gender, Tibetan, Equality, Efficiency, Development, Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper
language
English
id
1326053
date added to LUP
2006-06-19
date last changed
2006-06-19
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  abstract     = {The thesis is based on a field study carried out in India, Nepal and Tibet during the period

of June?August 2005. It examines gender structures in Tibetan society and seeks to explain

the background and reasons to existing social and political structures. The object is to

call attention to general conclusions regarding equality gathered in the field by focusing on

social efficiency rather than ideology or normative values. The purpose is to shed light on a

set of arguments in favour of gender equality that may be applied on other cases than the

Tibetan.

The experience made is that equality is instrumental in making effective use of resourses

and capabilities within a society and and that gender therefore is a crucial part of development

strategy. An underlying purpose of the presentation is to change the way that both

Tibetan society and gender are thought of in Western research and literature.},
  author       = {Enquist, Gustav},
  keyword      = {Gender,Tibetan,Equality,Efficiency,Development,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Gender in Exile - A Field Study on Gender Equality in Tibetan Society},
  year         = {2006},
}