Asian Gender Products

  • Sri Lanka’s Global Factory Workers

    (Un) Disciplined Desires....

    By Sandya Hewamanne

    This book is concerned with Sri Lanka’s global factory workers based in the Free Trade Zone (FTZ). These FTZs employ thousands of unmarried rural women, and their migration has aroused deep anxieties over female morality and ideal conduct. The book analyses social class and intersections of gender…

    Hardback – 2015-12-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Femininity, Self-harm and Eating Disorders in Japan

    Navigating contradiction in narrative and visual culture

    By Gitte Marianne Hansen

    From the 1980s onwards, the incidence of eating disorders and self-harm has increased among Japanese women who report receiving mixed messages about how to be women. Mirroring this, women’s self-directed violence has increasingly been thematised in diverse Japanese narrative and visual culture.…

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

  • Women, Labour and the Economy in India

    From Migrant Menservants to Uprooted Girl Children Maids

    By Deepita Chakravarty, Ishita Chakravarty

    The last available census estimated around 10 per cent of total urban working women in India are concentrated in the low paid domestic services such as cleaning, cooking, and taking care of the children and the elderly. This is found to be much higher in certain parts of India, emerging as the…

    Hardback – 2015-11-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia

  • Mobilizing Religion and Gender in India

    The Role of Activism

    By Nandini Deo

    Religious nationalists and women’s activists have transformed India over the past century. They debated the idea of India under colonial rule, shaped the constitutional structure of Indian democracy, and questioned the legitimacy of the postcolonial consensus, as they politicized one dimension of…

    Hardback – 2015-11-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Engendering the Buddhist State

    Reconstructions of Cambodian History

    By Ashley Thompson

    Drawing from more than a decade of field and archival research, this monograph concerns Cambodian history and historiography, with an ultimate aim to broadening and deepening bases for understanding the Cambodian Theravadin politico-cultural complex. The book takes the form of an interdisciplinary…

    Hardback – 2015-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Subaltern Movements in India

    Gendered Geographies of Struggle Against Neoliberal Development

    By Manisha Desai

    Social struggles in India target both the state and private corporations. Three subaltern struggles against development in Gujarat, India, succeeded, to varying degrees, due to legalism from below and translocal solidarity, but that success has been compromised by its gendered geographies. Based…

    Hardback – 2015-10-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Routledge Handbook of Contemporary India

    Edited by Knut A. Jacobsen

    India is the second largest country in the world with regard to population, the world’s largest democracy and by far the largest country in South Asia, and one of the most diverse and pluralistic nations in the world in terms of official languages, cultures, religions and social identities. Indians…

    Hardback – 2015-08-13
    Routledge

  • Translating Feminism in China

    Gender, Sexuality and Censorship

    By Zhongli Yu

    This book explores translation of feminism in China through examining several Chinese translations of two typical feminist works: The Second Sex (TSS, Beauvoir 1949/1952) and The Vagina Monologues (TVM, Ensler 1998). TSS exposes the cultural construction of woman while TVM reveals the pervasiveness…

    Hardback – 2015-06-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Translation Studies

  • China's Leftover Women

    Late Marriage among Professional Women and its Consequences

    By Sandy To

    The term "sheng nu" ("leftover women") has been recently coined in China to describe the increasing number of women, especially highly educated professional women in their late twenties and over who have not married. This book explores this phenomenon, reporting on extensive research among "…

    Hardback – 2015-05-05
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • Contestations Over Gender in Asia

    Edited by Lyn Parker, Laura Dales, Chie Ikeya

    This book brings together the work of scholars from around the world in a consideration of how gender is contested in various parts of Asia – in China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and the Philippines. Part I of this collection explores notions of agency in relation to women’s domestic and…

    Hardback – 2015-05-01
    Routledge

  • Women and Sharia Law in Northern Indonesia

    Local Women's NGOs and the Reform of Islamic Law in Aceh

    By Dina Afrianty

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-03-13
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • Footbinding and Women's Labor in Sichuan

    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

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