Editor: Louise Edwards (University of New South Wales)
Susan Blackburn (Monash University)
John Butcher (Griffith University)
Vera Mackie (Curtin University)
Anne McLaren (Melbourne University)
Mina Roces (University of New South Wales)
Andrea Whittaker (Melbourne University)
Sex, Love and Feminism in the Asia Pacific: A Cross-Cultural Study of Young People's Attitudes
Abortion, Sin and the State in Thailand
Women and Work in Indonesia
Women, Islam and Modernity: Single Women, Sexuality and Reproductive Health in Contemporary Indonesia
Chinese Women - Living and Working
June 01, 2010
‘Sex, love and feminism’ are three aspects of the rapidly changing gender relations that shape young people’s lives in the Asia Pacific region. Much has been written about rapidly changing countries in Asia, most recently China and India. With the global spread of capitalist production and...
August 14, 2009
This book discusses abortion in a non-Western, non-Christian context - in Thailand, where over 300,000 illegal abortions are performed each year by a variety of methods. The book, based on extensive original research in the field, examines a wide range of issues, including stories of the real-life...
Michele Ford, Lyn Parker
May 12, 2009
This book examines the meaning of work for women in contemporary Indonesia. It takes a broad definition of work in order to interrogate assumptions about work and economic activity, focusing on what women themselves see as their work, which includes not only paid employment, home life and child...
April 29, 2009
The low status accorded to part-time workers in Japan has resulted in huge inequalities in the workplace. This book examines the problem in-depth using case-study investigations in Japanese workplaces, and reveals the extent of the inequality. It shows how many part-time workers, most of whom are...
Kaye Broadbent, Michele Ford
April 03, 2009
This book investigates the role of women and labour activism in Asia, demonstrating that women have been active in union and non union based campaigns throughout the region. Although focusing primarily on women, the contributions to this book address issues that affect all workers. Chapters on...
Linda Rae Bennett
April 14, 2005
In popular debates about reproductive and sexual rights, formal religions, especially Islam, are seen as barriers providing institutional and ideological resistance to women's realization of reproductive and social autonomy. This book challenges this simplified view of Islam. Based on original...
November 27, 2003
This book presents significant new findings on new domains of employment for women in China's burgeoning market economy of the 1990s and the twenty-first century. Experts in gender, politics, media studies, and anthropology discuss the impact of economic reform and globalization on Chinese women in...
Linda Rae Bennett, Lenore Manderson
February 13, 2003
Violence against women is a violation of women's human rights and a priority public health issue. It is endemic worldwide. While much has been written about it in industrialized societies, there has been relatively little attention given to such violence in Asian societies. This book addresses the...