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ASAA Women in Asia Series


About the Series

The primary aim of this important series is to publish original, high quality work on all aspects of women in Asia. Submissions are welcomed from prospective authors, both new and established scholars, working in any appropriate discipline, and should in the first instance be sent to the series editor. Email: [email protected]

 

Editorial Board:

Hyaeweol Choi (University of Iowa)

Melissa Crouch (University of New South Wales)

Laura Dales (University of Western Australia) 

Michele Ford (The University of Sydney)

Trude Jacobsen (Northern Illinois University)

Tanya Jakimow (University of New South Wales)

Lenore Lyons (Independent scholar)

Vera Mackie (University of Wollongong)

Anne McLaren (The University of Melbourne)

Mina Roces (University of New South Wales)

Dina Siddiqi (New York University)

Andrea Whittaker (The University of Queensland)

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North Korea's Women-led Grassroots Capitalism

North Korea's Women-led Grassroots Capitalism

1st Edition

By Bronwen Dalton, Kyungja Jung
December 01, 2023

North Korea is in the throes of economic and social, if not political, transition. These changes have a pronounced gender dimension: the crisis of the command economy and the gradual emergence of an informal market economy, where, remarkably, the vast majority of North Korea’s traders and merchants...

Pious Girls Young Muslim Women in Indonesia

Pious Girls: Young Muslim Women in Indonesia

1st Edition

By Annisa R. Beta
November 17, 2023

This book, based on extensive original research, examines young Muslim women’s groups in Indonesia to show how a new type of young Muslim woman is emerging: pious and loyal to traditional Muslim ideas, whilst at the same time entrepreneurial, comfortable with the world of neoliberal capitalism, ...

Women, Media, and Power in Indonesia

Women, Media, and Power in Indonesia

1st Edition

By Jane Ahlstrand
September 25, 2023

This book demonstrates the crucial link between gender and structures of power in democratic Indonesia, and the role of the online news media in regulating this relationship of power. Using critical discourse analysis (CDA) as a theoretical framework, and social actor analysis as the methodological...

Women and Martial Art in Japan

Women and Martial Art in Japan

1st Edition

By Kate Sylvester
November 30, 2022

This book, based on extensive original research, examines the practice by women in a university sport setting of kendo, the Japanese martial art which, using bamboo swords as well as protective armour, and descended from traditional swordsmanship, instils in its practitioners, besides physical ...

Face-veiled Women in Contemporary Indonesia

Face-veiled Women in Contemporary Indonesia

1st Edition

By Eva F. Nisa
September 21, 2022

Face veiling is relatively new in Indonesia. It is often stereotyped as a sign of extremism and the growing Arabisation of Indonesian Muslims. It is also perceived as a symbol that demonstrates a lack of female agency. However, increasing numbers of women are choosing to wear the cadar (the full ...

Islam, Women's Sexuality and Patriarchy in Indonesia Silent Desire

Islam, Women's Sexuality and Patriarchy in Indonesia: Silent Desire

1st Edition

By Irma Riyani
May 30, 2022

This book explores the intimate marital relationships of Indonesian Muslim married women. As well as describing and analysing their sexual relationships, the book also investigates how Islam influences discourses of sexuality in Indonesia, and in particular how Islamic teachings affect Muslim ...

Gender, Violence and Power in Indonesia Across Time and Space

Gender, Violence and Power in Indonesia: Across Time and Space

1st Edition

Edited By Katharine McGregor, Ana Dragojlovic, Hannah Loney
March 31, 2020

This book uses an interdisciplinary approach to chart how various forms of violence – domestic, military, legal and political – are not separate instances of violence, but rather embedded in structural inequalities brought about by colonialism, occupation and state violence. The book ...

Marriage, Gender and Islam in Indonesia Women Negotiating Informal Marriage, Divorce and Desire

Marriage, Gender and Islam in Indonesia: Women Negotiating Informal Marriage, Divorce and Desire

1st Edition

By Maria Platt
December 12, 2019

Marriage is central to Indonesia’s social fabric and critical in defining socially legitimate relationships. This book offers a rich anthropological account of Muslim Indonesian women’s experiences of courtship, love, marital discord and separation, polygamy, divorce and remarriage. By applying a ...

Hong Kong Rural Women under Chinese Rule Gender Politics, Reunification and Globalisation in Post-colonial Hong Kong

Hong Kong Rural Women under Chinese Rule: Gender Politics, Reunification and Globalisation in Post-colonial Hong Kong

1st Edition

By Isabella Ng
June 03, 2019

This book explores gender dynamics in the indigenous villages (also known as walled villages) in post-handover Hong Kong. It looks at how Hong Kong’s reunification with China has impacted the walled villagers, in particular the women, and how the walled villages’ current gender dynamics in return ...

Women, Work and Care in the Asia-Pacific

Women, Work and Care in the Asia-Pacific

1st Edition

Edited By Marian Baird, Michele Ford, Elizabeth Hill
January 03, 2019

This book provides a comparative analysis of the social, economic, industrial and migration dynamics that structure women’s paid work and unpaid care work experience in the Asia-Pacific region. Each country-focused chapter examines the formal and informal ways in which work and care are managed, ...

Women's Empowerment in Indonesia A Poor Community in Jakarta

Women's Empowerment in Indonesia: A Poor Community in Jakarta

1st Edition

By Sri Wiyanti Eddyono
October 25, 2018

The idea that development projects in poor countries are most effective when they harness the agency of women is a well known theme. Most studies of women’s agency in such projects, however, focus on the role of non-governmental organizations in facilitating women’s agency. This book, on the other ...

Comfort Women and Post-Occupation Corporate Japan

Comfort Women and Post-Occupation Corporate Japan

1st Edition

By Caroline Norma
September 27, 2018

This book provides an overview of the Japanese sex industry in the years of Japan’s postwar economic boom. It argues that the origins of gender inequality in contemporary Japan resulted from the policies put in place during this period, when there was instituted a “sexual contract” which provided ...

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