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  • Desirable and Failed Citizen-Subjects

    Shenila Khoja-Moolji

    Chapter from the book: Khoja-Moolji, S. 2018. Forging the Ideal Educated Girl: The Production of Desirable Subjects in Muslim South Asia.

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    This chapter examines Urdu periodicals and policy documents published during the early decades after the political independence of Pakistan in 1942. The ideal educated girl appears as a ‘future-mother’ who fulfills her responsibility to the nation as a biological and cultural producer of the next generation of citizens, or the ‘daughter-worker’ who participates in the economic development of the nation through waged-work. This, however, does not mean that women make progress in terms of securing greater rights. The constructs of ‘mother’ and ‘daughter’ guard against women’s independence from the patriarchal family and nation-state.

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    Khoja-Moolji, S. 2018. Desirable and Failed Citizen-Subjects. In: Khoja-Moolji, S, Forging the Ideal Educated Girl. California: University of California Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/luminos.52.c
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    Published on June 1, 2018

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