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The Gulabi Gang as a Social Movement: An Analysis of Strategic Choice

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dc.contributor.advisor Baxter, Ralph C. Miller, Katy
dc.creator Miller, Katy 2013-12-06 2014-03-15T15:37:56Z 2014-03-15T15:37:56Z 2014-03-15
dc.description.abstract In the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh exists a women’s collective who calls themselves the ‘Gulabi Gang’. Founded by Sampat Pal Devi, the gang formed in 2006 and has since has gained more than 20,000 members, most of which are Dalit women or ‘untouchables’. Focusing, though not exclusively, on promoting women's rights and stopping corruption, The Gulabi Gang strives to empower women, promote childhood education, especially for girls, prevent child marriages, stop abuses of power, and end domestic violence. Often taking matters into their own hands they tackle issues ranging from domestic violence to police corruption to land disputes. This thesis aims to prove that the Gulabi Gang meets the criteria for a social movement, as put forth by Charles Tilly, and in doing so will also analyze the strategies and tactics that the gang has chosen to use.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject social movement en_US
dc.subject women's collective en_US
dc.subject India en_US
dc.subject Gulabi Gang en_US
dc.subject strategic choice en_US
dc.subject women's empowerment en_US
dc.title The Gulabi Gang as a Social Movement: An Analysis of Strategic Choice en_US
dc.type Thesis en Master of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution en_US Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security en_US Master's en Conflict Analysis and Resolution en Conflict Resolution and Mediterranean Security en George Mason University en University of Malta en

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