Power, Resistance and Women Politicians in Cambodia: Discourses of Emancipation

ebook
NNC resource

Mona Lilja
2007

In a world where there are few women politicians, Cambodia is
still noticeable as a country where strong cultural and societal
forces act to subjugate women and limit their political opportunities. However, in their everyday life, Cambodian women do try to improve their situation and increase their political power, not least via manifold strategies of resistance. This book focuses on
Cambodian female politicians and the strategies they deploy in
their attempts to destabilize the cultural boundaries and hierarchies that restrain them. In particular, the book focuses on how women use discourses and identities as means of resistance, a
concept only recently of wide interest among scholars studying
power. The value of this book is thus twofold: not only does it
give a unique insight into the political struggles of Cambodian
women but also offers new insights to studies of power.

Power, Resistance and Women Politicians in Cambodia: Discourses of Emancipation