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

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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Irma Riyani
November 05, 2020

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

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

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

Isabella Ng
May 31, 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

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

Sri Wiyanti Eddyono
November 08, 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

Caroline Norma
October 09, 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...

Sex Trafficking in Southeast Asia: A History of Desire, Duty, and Debt

Sex Trafficking in Southeast Asia: A History of Desire, Duty, and Debt

1st Edition

Trude Jacobsen
April 20, 2018

This book brings an important new perspective to the study of sex trafficking by considering the different types of social contracts which existed in the past that had sexual labour or activity as an inherent component. It outlines the nature of these social institutions – marriage, temporary...

Young Muslim Women in India: Bollywood, Identity and Changing Youth Culture

Young Muslim Women in India: Bollywood, Identity and Changing Youth Culture

1st Edition

Kabita Chakraborty
January 12, 2018

This book, based on extensive, original research, details the changing lives of youth living in slum communities (bustees) in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta). Using young people’s own photos, art and narratives, the book explores how Muslim girls and young women are contributing to, and impacted by,...

Women and Sharia Law in Northern Indonesia: Local Women's NGOs and the Reform of Islamic Law in Aceh

Women and Sharia Law in Northern Indonesia: Local Women's NGOs and the Reform of Islamic Law in Aceh

1st Edition

Dina Afrianty
January 03, 2018

This book examines the life of women in the Indonesian province of Aceh, where Islamic law was introduced in 1999. It outlines how women have had to face the formalisation of conservative understandings of sharia law in regulations and new state institutions over the last decade or so, how they...

Trafficking Women in Korea: Filipina migrant entertainers

Trafficking Women in Korea: Filipina migrant entertainers

1st Edition

Sallie Yea
January 03, 2018

Based on in-depth ethnographic work, this book presents a study of Filipinas trafficked to South Korea, focusing on women who entered South Korea as migrant entertainers and subsequently became deployed in exploitative work environments around US military bases there. It contributes to the...

The Micro-politics of Microcredit: Gender and Neoliberal Development in Bangladesh

The Micro-politics of Microcredit: Gender and Neoliberal Development in Bangladesh

1st Edition

Mohammad Jasim Uddin
January 03, 2018

Microcredit has been seen in recent decades as having great potential for aiding development in poor developing countries, with Bangladesh being one of the countries which has pioneered microcredit and implemented it most widely. This book, based on extensive original research, explores how...

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