Women in the New Taiwan: Gender Roles and Gender Consciousness in a Changing Society: Gender Roles and Gender Consciousness in a Changing Society

1st Edition

Catherine Farris, Lee Anru, Murray A. Rubinstein, An East Gate Book

Published June 30, 2004
Reference - 408 Pages
ISBN 9780765608147 - CAT# Y184551


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Taiwan's rapid socio-economic and political transformation has given rise to a gender-conscious middle class that is attempting to redefine the roles of women in society, to restructure relationship patterns, and to organize in groups outside the family unit. This book examines internal psychological processes and external societal processes as the feminist movement in Taiwan expands and new gender roles are explored. The contributors represent a cross section of different disciplines - history, anthropology, and sociology - and different generations of China/Taiwan scholars. They place the issues facing Taiwan's women's movement in social, political, and economic contexts. The book examines gender relations, the role of women in Chinese society, and issues related to women in China throughout history. Feminism and gender relations are also viewed from the context of film and literature. The authors look at the contemporary roles that women play in Taiwan's work force today, how the sexes perceive each other in the workplace, and more.

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