Anthropology: Gender

  • Sri Lanka's Global Factory Workers: (Un) Disciplined Desires and Sexual Struggles in a Post-Colonial Society book cover

    Sri Lanka's Global Factory Workers

    (Un) Disciplined Desires and Sexual Struggles in a Post-Colonial Society, 1st Edition

    By Sandya Hewamanne

    In Sri Lanka, the Free Trade Zone (FTZ) employs thousands of unmarried rural women, and their migration has aroused deep anxieties over female morality and ideal conduct. This book focuses on the global factory workers based in the FTZ, and analyzes intersections of gender, class and sexuality by…

    Hardback – 2016-07-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Intimacy and Reproduction in Contemporary Japan book cover

    Intimacy and Reproduction in Contemporary Japan

    1st Edition

    By Genaro Castro-Vazquez

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-07-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • Men, Masculinities and Disaster book cover

    Men, Masculinities and Disaster

    1st Edition

    Edited by Elaine Enarson, Bob Pease

    In the examination of gender as a driving force in disasters, too little attention has been paid to how women’s or men’s disaster experiences relate to the wider context of gender inequality, or how gender-just practice can help prevent disasters or address climate change at a structural level.…

    Hardback – 2016-06-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Hazards, Disaster Risk and Climate Change

  • Changing God's Law: The dynamics of Middle Eastern family law book cover

    Changing God's Law

    The dynamics of Middle Eastern family law, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nadjma Yassari

    This volume identifies and elaborates on the significance and functions of the various actors involved in the development of family law in the Middle East. Besides the importance of family law regulations for each individual, family law has become the battleground of political and social…

    Hardback – 2016-06-09
    Routledge
    Islamic Law in Context

  • Reconstructing Adult Masculinities: Part-time Work in Contemporary Japan book cover

    Reconstructing Adult Masculinities

    Part-time Work in Contemporary Japan, 1st Edition

    By Emma E. Cook

    Over the past two decades, Japan’s socioeconomic environment has undergone considerable changes prompted by both a long recession and the relaxation of particular labour laws in the 1990s and 2000s. Within this context, "freeters", part-time workers aged between fifteen and thirty-four who are not…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15
    Routledge
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

  • Violence Against Women in Legally Plural settings: Experiences and Lessons from the Andes book cover

    Violence Against Women in Legally Plural settings

    Experiences and Lessons from the Andes, 1st Edition

    By Anna Barrera

    This book addresses a growing area of concern for scholars and development practitioners: discriminatory gender norms in legally plural settings. Focusing specifically on indigenous women, this book analyses how they, often in alliance with supporters and allies, have sought to improve their access…

    Hardback – 2015-11-23
    Routledge
    Law, Development and Globalization

  • Masculinities and Femininities in Latin America's Uneven Development book cover

    Masculinities and Femininities in Latin America's Uneven Development

    1st Edition

    By Susan Paulson

    This book forges a new approach to historical and geographical change by asking how gender arrangements and dynamics influence the evolution of institutions and environments. This new theoretical approach is applied via mixed methods and a multi-scale framework to bring together unusually diverse…

    Hardback – 2015-09-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and Society

  • The Paradoxes of Aid Work: Passionate Professionals book cover

    The Paradoxes of Aid Work

    Passionate Professionals, 1st Edition

    By Silke Roth

    This book explores what attracts people to aidwork and to what extent the promises of aidwork are fulfilled. 'Aidland' is a highly complex and heterogeneous context which includes many different occupations, forms of employment and organizations. Analysing the processes that lead to the involvement…

    Hardback – 2015-04-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

  • A Political Ecology of Women, Water and Global Environmental Change book cover

    A Political Ecology of Women, Water and Global Environmental Change

    1st Edition

    Edited by Stephanie Buechler, Anne-Marie S. Hanson

    This edited volume explores how a feminist political ecology framework can bring fresh insights to the study of rural and urban livelihoods dependent on vulnerable rivers, lakes, watersheds, wetlands and coastal environments. Bringing together political ecologists and feminist scholars from…

    Hardback – 2015-02-27
    Routledge
    Routledge International Studies of Women and Place

  • Footbinding and Women's Labor in Sichuan book cover

    Footbinding and Women's Labor in Sichuan

    1st Edition

    By Hill Gates

    When Chinese women bound their daughters’ feet, many consequences ensued, some beyond the imagination of the binders and the bound. The most obvious of these consequences was to impress upon a small child’s body and mind that girls differed from boys, thus reproducing gender hierarchy. What is not…

    Hardback – 2014-12-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Career Women in Contemporary Japan: Pursuing Identities, Fashioning Lives book cover

    Career Women in Contemporary Japan

    Pursuing Identities, Fashioning Lives, 1st Edition

    By Anne Stefanie Aronsson

    Since Japan’s economic recession began in the 1990s, the female workforce has experienced revolutionary changes as greater numbers of women have sought to establish careers. Employment trends indicate that increasingly white-collar professional women are succeeding in breaking through the "glass…

    Hardback – 2014-10-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Muslim Politics in Bihar: Changing Contours book cover

    Muslim Politics in Bihar

    Changing Contours, 1st Edition

    By Mohammad Sajjad

    This book studies the engagement of various Muslim communities with Bihar politics from colonial times to present-day India. It debunks several myths in highlighting Muslim resistance to the Two-Nation theory, and counters the ‘Isolation Syndrome’ faced by Muslim communities after Independence.…

    Hardback – 2014-06-03
    Routledge India

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