Turning Points in the Lives of Chinese and Indian Women Leaders Working toward Social Justice
AbstractInstitutional change has a human face. This paper explores how a select group of women in China and India experienced economic and political turmoil and why they chose to become change agents. Through in-depth interviews with 40 women from NGOs, government agencies and private business, four broad moments in the evolution of a change agent are identified and discussed: (1) awareness of a double-bind; (2) reframing the tension induced by that double-bind; (3) becoming an agent of change; and (4) building a vibrant network. To highlight these key features, four women’s narratives are discussed in greater depth from recognizing injustice to taking a non-traditional stand. The paper concludes with a call for further comparative work on the role of personal narratives in shaping a movement for change. View Full-Text
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Hertz, R. Turning Points in the Lives of Chinese and Indian Women Leaders Working toward Social Justice. Soc. Sci. 2016, 5, 63.
Hertz R. Turning Points in the Lives of Chinese and Indian Women Leaders Working toward Social Justice. Social Sciences. 2016; 5(4):63.Chicago/Turabian Style
Hertz, Rosanna. 2016. "Turning Points in the Lives of Chinese and Indian Women Leaders Working toward Social Justice." Soc. Sci. 5, no. 4: 63.
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