Displaced by Development: Confronting Marginalisation and Gender Injustice applies gender analysis to development induced displacement and resettlement in the Indian context. It highlights the need to focus specifically on how processes of displacement and resettlement affect social groups differently with regard to axes such as gender, class, caste and tribe. It argues that without differentiated analyses and programmes, the processes of resettlement and displacement will continue to be executed in ways that serve to intensify and perpetuate gender and social injustice. The book also critiques and draws attention to the injustices perpetrated in the course of development-induced-displacement and resettlement, which persist as burning issues in 21st century India, where economic and industrial development are growing rapidly.
The authors argue that without radically re-imagining the practices of development that cause displacement, there will be no end to the contentious politics accompanying displacement processes and the marginalisation and impoverishment of vulnerable social groups (e.g. adivasis, the urban and rural poor and lower castes). This means putting the interests of the displaced upfront, instead of seeing them as non-citizens or ‘dispensable citizens’ stripped of their basic rights.
Part One: Locating Gender in Processes of Displacement
- Chapter 1: The Double Bind: A Gender Analysis of Forced Displacement and Resettlement
- Chapter 2: Displacing Gender from Displacement: A View from the Santal Parganas, Jharkhand
- Chapter 3: Breaking Homes, Making Cities: Class and Gender in the Politics of Urban Displacement
- Chapter 4: Displacement and Protecting the Rights of Children
- Chapter 5: Displacement and Alienation from Common Property Resources
Part Two: Policies, Programmes and the State
- Chapter 6: A Word on Eminent Domain
- Chapter 7: Second Class Citizenship: Wanton Subversion of Relief and Rehabilitation
- Chapter 8: Gender Biases in Resettlement Planning
- Chapter 9: An Overview of Revisions to the World Bank Resettlement Policy
- Chapter 10: Like a White Flag? The Gendered Dimensions of the Orissa State Policy on Resettlement and Rehabilitation
Part Three: Gendered Struggles against Displacement