Subject: Gender

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Beijing Women Organizing for Change: A New Wave of the Chinese Women’s Movement

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Cecilia Nathansen Milwertz 2011 Independent and quasi-independent organizing in China really began earliest in the women’s community but the importance of this 15-year experience has not been documented adequately. The book first introduces the emergence since the mid-1980s of new types of women’s organization in China from the earlier situation of the All-China Women’s Federation […]

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Beijing Women Organizing for Change: A New Wave of the Chinese Women's Movement

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Cecilia Nathansen Milwertz 2011 Independent and quasi-independent organizing in China really began earliest in the women’s community but the importance of this 15-year experience has not been documented adequately. The book first introduces the emergence since the mid-1980s of new types of women’s organization in China from the earlier situation of the All-China Women’s Federation […]

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Gender Politics in Asia: Women Manoeuvring with Dominant Gender Orders

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Wil Burghoorn, Kazuki Iwanaga, Cecilia Milwertz & Qi Wang (eds) 2008 This book demonstrates the great diversity in gender politics and women’s strategies to negotiate and change gender relations individually or collectively. It examines cultural complexities of gender by focusing on gender politics in Asia, with case studis from China, Japan, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand […]

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Democratising Indonesia: The Challenges of Civil Society in the Era of Reformasi

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Mikaela Nyman 2006 The fall from power of Indonesia’s President Suharto in 1998 has drawn much media and academic attention but the focus has been on the elite perspective, the role of the regime and military; little has been published on civil society, let alone gender issues. This study, which covers the period from Suharto’s […]

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Making Fields of Merit: Buddhist Female Ascetics and Gendered Orders in Thailand

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Monica Lindberg Falk 2007 Religion plays a central role in Thai society with Buddhism intertwined in the daily lives of the people. Religion also plays an important role in establishing gender boundaries. The growth in recent decades of self-governing nunneries and the increasing interest of Thai women in a Buddhist monastic life are notable changes […]

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

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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 […]

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Modernization & Effeminization in India: Kerala Cashew Workers since 1930

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Anna Lindberg 2005 The South Indian state of Kerala is well known for its progressive policy, high social indicators, and comparatively high women’s status. Processes of modernization, however, have had an ambiguous impact on women. This study of female cashew factory workers in Kerala combines meticulous historical investigation with anthropological research, including a wealth of […]

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Women and Politics in Thailand

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Kazuki Iwanaga 2007 This edited volume, including contributions from some of the leading scholars in the field, addresses the challenges, obstacles and opportunities for increased women’s political representation in Thailand. Will Thai politics be different with an increase in the number of women politicians? What are the possibilities for Thai women to take proactive initiatives […]

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Women’s Political Participation and Representation in Asia: Obstacles and Challenges

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Kazuki Iwanaga 2007 Prominence has often been given to the lives and activities of such top female leaders in Asia as Indira Gandhi and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Indeed, the ability of a small elite of highly educated, upper-class Asian women to obtain the highest political positions in their country is unmatched elsewhere in the world and […]

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Gendered Inequalities in Asia: Configuring, Contesting and Recognizing Women and Men

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Helle Rydstrøm 2010 Global processes with flows in money, commodities and people have made it increasingly varied and has blurred what it means to be a female or male in Asia today. Socio-economic and cultural patterns in Asia intersect with one another and, in doing so, they translate into power relations that create both possibilities […]

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