Old Challenges, New Strategies: Women, Work and Family in Contemporary Asia Leng Leng Thang

ISBN: 9789004137325

Published: February 12th 2004

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332 pages


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Old Challenges, New Strategies: Women, Work and Family in Contemporary Asia  by  Leng Leng Thang

Old Challenges, New Strategies: Women, Work and Family in Contemporary Asia by Leng Leng Thang
February 12th 2004 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 332 pages | ISBN: 9789004137325 | 8.21 Mb

The essays in this volume explore womens working and family lives in contemporary East and Southeast Asia, focusing on conflict between family and work roles, structural obstacles in the workplace, and the impact of state policies on womensMoreThe essays in this volume explore womens working and family lives in contemporary East and Southeast Asia, focusing on conflict between family and work roles, structural obstacles in the workplace, and the impact of state policies on womens well-being. It also discusses strategies that women employ in response to structural contraints provided in the context.

This volume covers a particularly wide range of societies, some of which were rarely studied, in contemporary Asia. By comparing these ten Asian economies that are at different stages of economic development, the volume demonstrates the way in which gender relations transform in the course of development. The book is particularly important for sociologists and anthropologists who are interested in gender and economic development.



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