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By Supriti Bezbaruah

ISBN-10: 1138778338

ISBN-13: 9781138778337

It might be awesome to claim that the area should still glance to India as a version of gender equality. India’s banking zone proves the exception, with a number of ladies attaining the top positions in India’s most sensible banks, together with the country’s biggest bank.

Based on interviews and surveys of financial institution staff in India’s nationwide Capital area, this ebook seems to be at what lies in the back of the media rhetoric and offers a scientific research of styles of, and responses to, gender inequality within the banking quarter in India. The publication uncovers how gender discrimination nonetheless persists within the banking region, albeit in covert varieties. via a comparability of nationalized, Indian inner most and overseas banks, the e-book demonstrates how the effect of legislation, neighborhood cultural norms and gendered office practices are mediated via diverse organizational varieties in those kinds of banks to create different studies of gender inequality.

The booklet is likely one of the first books to supply an intensive, in-depth research of women’s employment within the Indian banking region, at the moment an under-researched area.

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This issue forms a central component of feminist research, which rejects the ‘scientific’ method involving objectivity and the detachment of the researcher from the research process. Instead, feminists call for more context-specific research, in which the ‘. . beliefs and behaviors of the researcher are part of the empirical evidence for (or against) the claims advanced in the results of the research’ (Harding, 1987: 9). Therefore, in keeping with the spirit of feminist methodologies which defined my research, I outline my positionality below and how it influenced the research process.

This issue forms a central component of feminist research, which rejects the ‘scientific’ method involving objectivity and the detachment of the researcher from the research process. Instead, feminists call for more context-specific research, in which the ‘. . beliefs and behaviors of the researcher are part of the empirical evidence for (or against) the claims advanced in the results of the research’ (Harding, 1987: 9). Therefore, in keeping with the spirit of feminist methodologies which defined my research, I outline my positionality below and how it influenced the research process.

On the positive side, studies suggest that networks are crucial for providing women with a sense of collective identity, building wider relationships with other women and reducing their sense of isolation in male-dominated environments (McCarthy, 2004; Pini, Brown and Ryan, 2004). Sharing their experiences with others often enabled women to identify their experiences at work as harassment and discrimination, which was especially important in cases where such behaviour had been normalized (Pini, Brown and Ryan, 2004).

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