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  • China's New Underclass

    Paid Domestic Labour, 1st Edition

    By Xinying Hu

    This book examines the implications of China’s economic reforms for domestic work and domestic workers. The author examines the factors that give rise to paid domestic work in a socialist economy, and goes on to look at the need for social protection of domestic workers within cities in…

    Hardback – 2011-07-28
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Rural Women in the Soviet Union and Post-Soviet Russia

    1st Edition

    By Liubov Denisova

    Edited by Irina Mukhina

    This is the first full-length history of Russian peasant women in the 20th century in English. Filling a significant gap in the literature on rural studies and gender studies of the twentieth century Russia, it is the first to take the story into the twenty-first century. It offers a comprehensive…

    Hardback – 2010-08-25
    Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series

  • Japanese Women, Class and the Tea Ceremony

    The voices of tea practitioners in northern Japan, 1st Edition

    By Kaeko Chiba

    This book examines the complex relationship between class and gender dynamics among tea ceremony (chadō) practitioners in Japan. Focusing on practitioners in a provincial city, Akita, the book surveys the rigid, hierarchical chadō system at grass roots level. Making critical use of Bourdieu’s idea…

    Hardback – 2010-07-22
    Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

  • Feminist Studies

    A Guide to Intersectional Theory, Methodology and Writing, 1st Edition

    By Nina Lykke

    In this book, feminist scholar Nina Lykke highlights current issues in feminist theory, epistemology and methodology. Combining introductory overviews with cutting-edge reflections, Lykke focuses on analytical approaches to gendered power differentials intersecting with other processes of social in…

    Hardback – 2010-03-26
    Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality

  • Gender Diversity in Indonesia

    Sexuality, Islam and Queer Selves, 1st Edition

    By Sharyn Graham Davies

    Indonesia provides particularly interesting examples of gender diversity. Same-sex relations, transvestism and cross-gender behaviour have long been noted amongst a wide range of Indonesian peoples. This book explores the nature of gender diversity in Indonesia, and with the world’s largest Muslim…

    Hardback – 2010-02-15
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • Feminist Movements in Contemporary Japan

    1st Edition

    By Laura Dales

    In contemporary Japan there is much ambivalence about women’s roles, and the term "feminism" is not widely recognised or considered relevant.  Nonetheless, as this book shows, there is a flourishing feminist movement in contemporary Japan.  The book investigates the features and effects…

    Hardback – 2009-06-29
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • Women and Work in Indonesia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michele Ford, Lyn Parker

    This book examines the meaning of work for women in contemporary Indonesia. It takes a broad definition of work in order to interrogate assumptions about work and economic activity, focusing on what women themselves see as their work, which includes not only paid employment, home life and child…

    Hardback – 2008-02-05
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • The New Politics of Masculinity

    Men, Power and Resistance, 1st Edition

    By Fidelma Ashe

    The field of masculinities research continues to expand, and has become increasingly complex. Much of the contemporary analysis of men, masculinity and power has been influenced by the work of a number of profeminist writers who have been leading figures in developing new political interventions…

    Hardback – 2007-11-29
    Routledge Innovations in Political Theory

  • Muslim Women, Reform and Princely Patronage

    Nawab Sultan Jahan Begam of Bhopal, 1st Edition

    By Siobhan Lambert-Hurley

    This is a new and engaging examination of the emergence of a Muslim women’s movement in India. The state of Bhopal, a Muslim principality in central India, was ruled by a succession of female rulers throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, most notably the last Begam of Bhopal, Nawab…

    Hardback – 2006-12-19
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • Buddhist Nuns in Taiwan and Sri Lanka

    A Critique of the Feminist Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Wei-Yi Cheng

    Taking a comparative approach, this fieldwork-based study explores the lives and thoughts of Buddhist nuns in present-day Taiwan and Sri Lanka. The author examines the postcolonial background and its influence on the modern situation, as well as surveying the main historical, economic, and social…

    Hardback – 2006-10-18
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Female Entrepreneurship

    Implications for Education, Training and Policy, 1st Edition

    By Nancy M. Carter, Colette Henry, Barra O. Cinneide, Kate Johnston

    This informative book is a comprehensive, research-based text on for educators, trainers and policy makers.  It provides an insightful analysis into the range of issues facing female entrepreneurs around the world, along with recommendations as to how support agencies,…

    Hardback – 2006-09-14
    Routledge Advances in Management and Business Studies

  • Feminism and the Women's Movement in Malaysia

    An Unsung (R)evolution, 1st Edition

    By Maznah Mohamad, Cecilia Ng, tan beng Hui

    Combining both personal and academic insights into the Malaysian women’s movement, this study provides an in-depth account of the multiple struggles of the Malaysian women’s movement, from securing gender equality in a patriarchal society to achieving unity among members of a multi-ethnic society…

    Hardback – 2006-05-04
    Routledge Malaysian Studies Series

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