Using a variety of methodological and theoretical perspectives, the authors of this collection discuss women's power within the various sociocultural contexts in which women operate—such as the workplace, the family, and other interpersonal relationships—and the differential nature of women's power and influence over their life course. Personality characteristics associated with mastery and influence are examined, as are the limitations imposed by societal norms and expectations. Finally, the authors discuss the development of theories about women's power and suggest ways in which women's roles—and consequently, women's influence—are changing as new societal values evolve.
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Westview Replica Editions -- Preface -- ASEAN, Indochina, and the Great Powers -- The Diplomacy of Stalemate -- Indochina in Early ’84: Doves of Peace or Dogs of War -- China and Southeast Asia -- The Superpowers in Southeast Asia: A Security Assessment -- The View from the Front Line States: Thailand and Vietnam -- Selected Documents -- ASEAN Statement on Indochina, January 9, 1979 -- Joint Statement by ASEAN Foreign Ministers, January 12, 1979 -- ASEAN Joint Statement on Refugees, January 12, 1979 -- ASEAN Statement on the Vietnam-China Border War, February 20, 1979 -- Communique of the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting, June 30, 1979 -- Proposal on Easing Tension Between the PRK and Thailand, July 18, 1980 -- ICK Declaration on Kampuchea, July 17, 1981 -- Principles on Relations Between Indochina and ASEAN, October 7, 1981 -- Statement on Vietnamese Volunteers in Kampuchea, February 23, 1983 -- Chinese Five Point Proposal on Kampuchea, March 1, 1983 -- ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Statement on Kampuchea, March 23, 1983 -- An Appeal for Kampuchean Independence, September 21, 1983 -- Communique of the Indochinese Foreign Ministers, January 28, 1984 -- ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Statement, Jakarta, May 8, 1984 -- ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Joint Statement on the Kampuchean Problem, July 9, 1984 -- A Select Chronology of ASEAN Diplomacy in the Indochina Crisis
"Liesa Stamm is a planner and director of evaluations at the Community Council of the Capitol Region in Hartford, Connecticut. She also works with the Women's Research Institute at Hartford College for Women. A specialist in sociocultural anthropology, she has written on women's roles in cross-cultural perspective, gender roles in North Africa and the Middle East, women's power, and age–roles and life course effects.