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Unmarried Women in Japan The drift into singlehood

Unmarried Women in Japan: The drift into singlehood

1st Edition

By Akiko Yoshida
November 28, 2016

Yoshida addresses the common misconceptions of single, never-married women and aims to uncover the major social and cultural factors contributing to this phenomenon in Japan. Based on interviews with married and never-married women aged 25-46, she argues that the increasing rate of female ...

Postcolonial Lesbian Identities in Singapore Re-thinking global sexualities

Postcolonial Lesbian Identities in Singapore: Re-thinking global sexualities

1st Edition

By Shawna Tang
October 17, 2016

Taking lesbians in Singapore as a case study, this book explores the possibility of a modern gay identity in a postcolonial society, that is not dependent on Western queer norms. It looks at the core question of how this identity can be reconciled with local culture and how it relates to global ...

Gender, Violence and the State in Asia

Gender, Violence and the State in Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Amy Barrow, Joy L. Chia
July 11, 2016

While gender-based violence occurs in all societies irrespective of the level of development or cultural setting, whether in conflict or peacetime, the challenges for legal responses to gender-based violence are particularly acute in Asia. This book addresses the lack of academic discourse on ...

Intimacy and Reproduction in Contemporary Japan

Intimacy and Reproduction in Contemporary Japan

1st Edition

By Genaro Castro-Vazquez
July 11, 2016

This book presents an ethnographic investigation of intimate and reproductive behaviour in current Japanese society, grounded in the viewpoints of a group of Japanese mothers. It adopts a new approach in studying the decreasing fertility rates which are contributing to the ageing population in ...

Gender and Family in East Asia

Gender and Family in East Asia

1st Edition

Edited By Siumi Maria Tam, Wai Ching Angela Wong, Danning Wang
April 21, 2016

The on-going reconfiguration of geo-political and economic forces across the globe has created a new institutional and moral environment for East Asian family life and gender dynamics. Indeed, modernisation in East Asia has brought about increases in women’s education levels and participation in ...

Gender, Governance and Empowerment in India

Gender, Governance and Empowerment in India

1st Edition

By Sreevidya Kalaramadam
April 01, 2016

Since the mid-1980s, the presence of women in governance has become a major marker of successful democracy in global and national discourses on the democratization of society. A diverse set of nation-states have legislatively mandated gender quotas to ensure the presence of elected women ...

Motherhood and Work in Contemporary Japan

Motherhood and Work in Contemporary Japan

1st Edition

By Nishimura Junko
March 22, 2016

This book explores the employment of Japanese women born in the 1960s and 1970s who experienced childbirth and raised children in the 1990s and the early 2000s. During this period, the Japanese economy experienced a severe recession. It has affected the firm-specific internal labour market and on ...

Religion, Politics and Gender in Indonesia Disputing the Muslim Body

Religion, Politics and Gender in Indonesia: Disputing the Muslim Body

1st Edition

By Sonja van Wichelen
March 28, 2012

The political downfall of the Suharto administration in 1998 marked the end of the "New Order" in Indonesia, a period characterized by 32 years of authoritarian rule. It opened the way for democracy, but also for the proliferation of political Islam, which the New Order had discouraged or banned. ...

Women, Identity and India's Call Centre Industry

Women, Identity and India's Call Centre Industry

1st Edition

By J.K. Tina Basi
March 28, 2012

This book examines the concept of globalised identities and the way in which agency is exercised over identity construction by women working in India’s transnational call centre industry. Drawing on qualitative empirical data and extensive original fieldwork, the book provides a nuanced analysis ...

Feminist Research Methodology Making Meanings of Meaning-Making

Feminist Research Methodology: Making Meanings of Meaning-Making

1st Edition

By Maithree Wickramasinghe
November 05, 2011

This book focuses on feminist research methodology, exploring and analysing its constituting methods, theory, ontology, epistemology, ethics and politics, and research issues relating to women, gender and feminism in Sri Lanka. The book examines ways of meaning-making for the political, ideological...

Sex Trafficking in South Asia Telling Maya's Story

Sex Trafficking in South Asia: Telling Maya's Story

1st Edition

By Mary Crawford
September 13, 2011

This book is a critical feminist analysis of sex trafficking. Arguing that trafficking in girls and women is a product of the social construction of gender and other dimensions of power and status within a particular culture and at a particular historical moment, this book offers the necessary ...

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