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ASAA Women in Asia Series


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Editor: Louise Edwards (University of New South Wales)

Editorial Board:

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)

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Sex, Love and Feminism in the Asia Pacific: A Cross-Cultural Study of Young People's Attitudes

Sex, Love and Feminism in the Asia Pacific: A Cross-Cultural Study of Young People's Attitudes

1st Edition

Chilla Bulbeck
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...

Abortion, Sin and the State in Thailand

Abortion, Sin and the State in Thailand

1st Edition

Andrea Whittaker
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...

Women and Work in Indonesia

Women and Work in Indonesia

1st Edition

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...

Women's Employment in Japan: The Experience of Part-time Workers

Women's Employment in Japan: The Experience of Part-time Workers

1st Edition

Kaye Broadbent
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...

Women and Labour Organizing in Asia: Diversity, Autonomy and Activism

Women and Labour Organizing in Asia: Diversity, Autonomy and Activism

1st Edition

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...

Women, Islam and Modernity: Single Women, Sexuality and Reproductive Health in Contemporary Indonesia

Women, Islam and Modernity: Single Women, Sexuality and Reproductive Health in Contemporary Indonesia

1st Edition

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...

Chinese Women - Living and Working

Chinese Women - Living and Working

1st Edition

Anne McLaren
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...

Violence Against Women in Asian Societies: Gender Inequality and Technologies of Violence

Violence Against Women in Asian Societies: Gender Inequality and Technologies of Violence

1st Edition

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...

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