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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) 

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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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

By Chilla Bulbeck
July 21, 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 ...

Gender, Household and State in Post-Revolutionary Vietnam

Gender, Household and State in Post-Revolutionary Vietnam

1st Edition

By Jayne Werner
June 30, 2010

This book examines gender in post-revolutionary Vietnam, focusing on gender relations in the family and state since the onset of economic reform in 1986. Drawing on a wide range of primary sources (including surveys, interviews, and responses to film screenings), Jayne Werner demonstrates that ...

Gender, Islam and Democracy in Indonesia

Gender, Islam and Democracy in Indonesia

1st Edition

By Kathryn Robinson
June 30, 2010

This book explores the relationship between gender, religion and political action in Indonesia, examining the patterns of gender orders that have prevailed in recent history, and demonstrating the different forms of social power this has afforded to women. It sets out the part played by women in ...

Gender, State and Social Power in Contemporary Indonesia Divorce and Marriage Law

Gender, State and Social Power in Contemporary Indonesia: Divorce and Marriage Law

1st Edition

By Kate O'Shaughnessy
June 30, 2010

This book examines gender, state and social power in Indonesia, focusing in particular on state regulation of divorce from 1965 to 2005 and its impact on women. Indonesia experienced high divorce rates in the 1950s and 1960s, followed by a remarkable decline. Already falling divorce rates were ...

The Women's Movement in Postcolonial Indonesia Gender and Nation in a New Democracy

The Women's Movement in Postcolonial Indonesia: Gender and Nation in a New Democracy

1st Edition

By Elizabeth Martyn
June 30, 2010

This book examines women's activism in the early years of independent Indonesia when new attitudes to gender, nationalism, citizenship and democratization were forming. It questions the meaning of democratization for women and their relationship to national sovereignty within the new Indonesian ...

Young Women in Japan Transitions to Adulthood

Young Women in Japan: Transitions to Adulthood

1st Edition

By Kaori H. Okano
June 30, 2010

Young Women in Japan: Transitions to adulthood received a CHOICE "Outstanding Academic Title of the Year 2010" award from the American Library Association. This book examines young women in Japan, focusing in particular on their transitions to adulthood, their conceptions of adulthood and...

Abortion, Sin and the State in Thailand

Abortion, Sin and the State in Thailand

1st Edition

By 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

Edited By Michele Ford, Lyn Parker
May 14, 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 and Labour Organizing in Asia Diversity, Autonomy and Activism

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

1st Edition

Edited By 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

By Linda Rae Bennett
July 30, 2007

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

By Anne McLaren
December 16, 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...

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