Gender Politics in the Asia-Pacific Region

1st Edition

Brenda S. A. Yeoh, Peggy Teo, Shirlena Huang

Routledge
Published August 15, 2014
Reference - 256 Pages
ISBN 9780415695343 - CAT# Y126852
Series: Routledge International Studies of Women and Place

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Summary

Amidst the unevenness and unpredictability of change in the Asia-Pacific region, women's lives are being transformed. This volume takes up the challenge of exploring the ways in which women are active players, collaborators, participants, leaders and resistors in the politics of change in the region. The editors focus attention on the politics of gender as a mobilizing centre for identities, and the ways in which individualized identity politics may be linked to larger collective emancipatory projects based on shared interests, practical needs, or common threats. Collectively, the chapters illustrate the complexity of women's strategies, the diversity of sites for action, and the flexibility of their alliances as they carve out niches for themselves in what are still largely patriarchal worlds. This book will be of vital interest to scholars in a range of subjects, including gender studies, human geography, women's studies, Asian studies, sociology and anthropology.

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