Pakistan Institute of Development Economics



Govind Kelkar, Dev Nathan and Pierre Walter (eds.) Gender Relations in Forest Societies in Asia: Patriarchy at Odds. New Delhi/Thousand Oaks/London: Sage Publications, 2003. Hardbound. Indian Rs 550.00.
Author: Rashida Haq

Gender refers to the set of arrangements by which a society transforms biological sexuality into products of human activity and in which these transformed needs are satisfied, whereas gender relations are the ways in which a culture or society defines rights, responsibilities and the identities of men and women in relation to one another. Gender relations are complex, dynamic and socially embedded having many interlocked dimensions.