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2013 | 6(95) HRD (Rozwój zasobów ludzkich) | 31-48

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Intersekcjonalność płci i kasty w Indiach


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Gender and caste interscetionality in the Indian context

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The current paper deals with the concept of intersectionality,* with specific emphasis on interconnectedness of gender and caste discrimination in Indian society. While globalization brought along with it development and prosperity, it also increased the gap between the rich and the poor. Gender and caste inequalities have been deeply rooted in Indian culture and the sudden surge of prosperity leads to power politics by some oligarchs, depriving basic human rights for individuals from the minorities. Women with multiple identities** are still not represented and their opinions not voiced in parliament. There is not much research on the effect of the convergence of multiple identities on the life of individuals, and this paper is an attempt to address this gap in literature. To address the needs of the downtrodden in India, we explore the intersectionality of gender and caste using a lens of cultural conflict as a means to identify the systems, structures, and experiences that can be ameliorated through HRD intervention.
W artykule przedstawiono ideę intersekcjonalności (intersectionality)*, zwracając szczególną uwagę na współzależność dyskryminacji ze względu na płeć i pochodzenie (kastę), występujących w społeczeństwie indyjskim. Choć globalizacja przyniosła rozwój i dobrobyt, to zwiększyła także przepaść pomiędzy bogatymi a biednymi. Nierówności wynikające z płci i kasty są głęboko zakorzenione w kulturze Indii, a nagła fala dobrobytu sprawiła, że niektórzy oligarchowie zaczęli stosować politykę siły, pozbawiając przedstawicieli różnych mniejszości podstawowych praw człowieka. Kobiety o wielowymiarowej tożsamości (multiple identity)** nadal nie są reprezentowane w parlamencie, a ich opinie nie są brane pod uwagę. Nie ma wielu badań na temat wpływu konwergencji cech dyskryminujących na życie danej osoby. Aby zająć się potrzebami osób uciśnionych w Indiach, badamy zagadnienie intersekcjonalności płci i kasty przez pryzmat konfliktu kulturowego. Chcemy w ten sposób określić, które systemy, struktury i doświadczenia można poprawić dzięki zastosowaniu idei rozwoju zasobów ludzkich (Human Resource Development – HRD)




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  • Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development (EAHRD), TAMU, Texas.
  • Drexel University, Philadelphia, US
  • Doctoral Candidate, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, United States


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