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'An Empowerment from Within: Social Structures and its influence upon a Woman's Identity and Agency.

Totakhil, Nilabjan LU (2015) SIMV24 20151
Graduate School
Department of Human Geography
Master of Science in Development Studies
Abstract
Empowerment is a concept that is well-known and used within the development, but is also a concept that is highly contested within the field where there is no coherence in what empowerment really is and how it is achieved. The main purpose of this thesis is to look into the concept of empowerment and how the perception of it is inefficient in terms of the discourse existing within the paradigm. This thesis argues that within empowerment the process of developing an identity - and by that an understanding of being an agent of change is of key and cannot be overseen during the empowerment process something that has been neglected in many of the debates existing within the paradigm. This is seen into within the framework of social structures... (More)
Empowerment is a concept that is well-known and used within the development, but is also a concept that is highly contested within the field where there is no coherence in what empowerment really is and how it is achieved. The main purpose of this thesis is to look into the concept of empowerment and how the perception of it is inefficient in terms of the discourse existing within the paradigm. This thesis argues that within empowerment the process of developing an identity - and by that an understanding of being an agent of change is of key and cannot be overseen during the empowerment process something that has been neglected in many of the debates existing within the paradigm. This is seen into within the framework of social structures hence this thesis argues that social structures has an influence upon the identity of an individual and by that their agency. Subsequently this thesis is based upon fieldwork in India, the region of Rajasthan – the village Jatoli in the town of Bharatpur, based upon 8 interviews, 25 days of participant investigation, 2 group discussions and 100 questionnaires were conducted. Finally the conclusion of the thesis is that identity and self-perception in the sense of seeing oneself as an agent of change is not only relevant but of key importance during an empowerment process. (Less)
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Totakhil, Nilabjan LU
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SIMV24 20151
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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Empowerment, Women, Identy, Agency, Self-perception
language
English
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7370155
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  abstract     = {Empowerment is a concept that is well-known and used within the development, but is also a concept that is highly contested within the field where there is no coherence in what empowerment really is and how it is achieved. The main purpose of this thesis is to look into the concept of empowerment and how the perception of it is inefficient in terms of the discourse existing within the paradigm. This thesis argues that within empowerment the process of developing an identity - and by that an understanding of being an agent of change is of key and cannot be overseen during the empowerment process something that has been neglected in many of the debates existing within the paradigm. This is seen into within the framework of social structures hence this thesis argues that social structures has an influence upon the identity of an individual and by that their agency. Subsequently this thesis is based upon fieldwork in India, the region of Rajasthan – the village Jatoli in the town of Bharatpur, based upon 8 interviews, 25 days of participant investigation, 2 group discussions and 100 questionnaires were conducted. Finally the conclusion of the thesis is that identity and self-perception in the sense of seeing oneself as an agent of change is not only relevant but of key importance during an empowerment process.},
  author       = {Totakhil, Nilabjan},
  keyword      = {Empowerment,Women,Identy,Agency,Self-perception},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {'An Empowerment from Within: Social Structures and its influence upon a Woman's Identity and Agency.},
  year         = {2015},
}