This thesis reviews options available to women in rural India and whether these opportunities grant them freedom. Initially, I distinguish the term freedom from autonomy, recognizing the flaws in the theory of autonomy. I identify freedom as a human's ability to make choices without external coercion. This differs from the concept of autonomy because autonomy does not recognize culture as a form of coercion; autonomy also neglects to consider the possibility of a person making a decision that affects his or her life negatively.
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- Partial requirement for: M.A., Arizona State University, 2016Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 67-73)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Social justice and human rights