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Dibrugarh University Arts Question Papers:POLITICAL SCIENCE (Major) (Women’s Studies) (May)'-2017

Course: 602
(Women’s Studies)
Full marks: 80
Pass Marks: 32/24
Time: 3 hours
The figures in the margin indicate full marks for the questions
1. Answer the following / Select the correct option:                                         1x8=8
a)      Who is the writer of the book, The Subjection of Women?
b)      Who is the Chairperson of National Commission for Women (NCW)?
c)       Name one of the famous advocates of Radical Feminism.
d)      Liberal feminism primarily focuses on women’s ability/biology/class.
e)      The Third World Feminism is a challenge to the Western Feminism.
         i.            Yes.
       ii.            No.
f)       Mention one agency of socialization.
g)      The Sati (Prevention) Act was adopted in 1988/1990/1992.
h)      The Domestic Violence Act was passed in 2005/2001/2003.
2. Write on the following (within 150 words each):                                           4x4=16
a)      The nature of Women’s Studies.
b)      Religion as an instrument of women’s oppression.
c)       Four features of Third World Feminism.
d)      Sexual division of labour.
Answer the following questions (within 500 words each):
3. What is feminism? Discuss the historical background of women’s studies.                        5+7=12
Critically discuss the importance of the women’s studies and its relevance.                          12
4. Discuss various features of redical feminism.                                  11
Discuss the merits and demerits of liberal feminism.                       11
5. Discuss how patriarchy is related to women’s subordination in the contemporary society.                        11
Define gender socialization and evaluate its various institutions.                                                                11
6. Trace the development of women’s movement in India since Independence.                               11
Discuss the measures taken by the Government of India to improve the conditions of women.                                 11
7. Discuss family as an institution of women’s oppression.                            11
Explain media as an instrument of promoting violence against women.                                  11
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