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"Girls Should Come Up" Gender and Schooling in Contemporary Bhutan


Abstract The dissertation is based on 15 months of ethnographically-informed qualitative research at a liberal arts college in the Himalayan nation of Bhutan. It seeks to provide a sense of daily life and experience of schooling in general and for female students in particular. Access to literacy and the opportunities that formal education can provide are comparatively recent for most Bhutanese women. This dissertation will look at how state-sponsored schooling has shaped gender relations and experiences in Bhutan where non-monastic, co-educational institutions were unknown before the 1960s. While Bhutanese women continue to be under-represented in politics, upper level government positions and public life in general, it is frequently claimed at a v... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Roder, Dolma Choden (Author) / Eder, James (Advisor) / Jonsson, Hjorleifur (Committee member) / Mccarty, Teresa (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Cultural anthropology / Sociology of education / Women's studies / Bhutan / Education / Gender / South Asia
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 209 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Anthropology 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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