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  • Trafficking Women in Korea

    Filipina migrant entertainers, 1st Edition

    By Sallie Yea

    Based on in-depth ethnographic work, this book presents a study of Filipinas trafficked to South Korea, focusing on women who entered South Korea as migrant entertainers and subsequently became deployed in exploitative work environments around US military bases there. It contributes to the…

    Paperback – 2018-01-03
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • Queer Representation, Visibility, and Race in American Film and Television

    Screening the Closet, 1st Edition

    By Melanie Kohnen

    This book traces the uneven history of queer media visibility through crucial turning points including the Hollywood Production Code era, the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, the so-called explosion of gay visibility on television during the1990s, and the re-imagination of queer representations on TV…

    Paperback – 2017-12-22
    Routledge

  • Communities of Women in Assam

    Being, doing and thinking together, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nandana Dutta

    This book uses communities of women as a framework for reading women’s experience, rights and aspirations in Assam and Northeast India. It explores the varying roles played by such communities in the formation of society, the emergence of a women’s public sphere and the representation of these…

    Paperback – 2017-12-08
    Routledge India

  • Queer Sinophone Cultures

    1st Edition

    Edited by Howard Chiang, Ari Larissa Heinrich

    The Sinophone framework emphasises the diversity of Chinese-speaking communities and cultures, and seeks to move beyond a binary model of China and the West. Indeed, this strikingly resembles attempts within the queer studies movement to challenge the dimorphisms of sex and gender. Bringing…

    Paperback – 2017-10-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Motherhood and Work in Contemporary Japan

    1st Edition

    By Nishimura Junko

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
    Routledge

  • China's Leftover Women

    Late Marriage among Professional Women and its Consequences, 1st Edition

    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 "…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • Women's Empowerment in South Asia

    NGO Interventions and Agency Building in Bangladesh, 1st Edition

    By Pranab Panday

    Economic development in the poorest countries often makes better progress when women become involved in, and take a lead in, development projects. Encouraging women’s involvement, however, is often a major difficulty in societies where traditionally women’s status has been inferior and where women…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • Gender, Modernity and Male Migrant Workers in China

    Becoming a 'Modern' Man, 1st Edition

    By Xiaodong Lin

    Rural-urban migration within China has transformed and reshaped rural people’s lives during the past few decades, and has been one of the most visible phenomena of the economic reforms enacted since the late 1970s. Whilst Feminist scholars have addressed rural women’s experience of struggle and…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan

    1st Edition

    Edited by Andrea Germer, Vera Mackie, Ulrike Wöhr

    Gender, Nation and State in Modern Japan makes a unique contribution to the international literature on the formation of modern nation–states in its focus on the gendering of the modern Japanese nation-state from the late nineteenth century to the present. References to gender relations are deeply…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • Women, Sexual Violence and the Indonesian Killings of 1965-66

    1st Edition

    By Annie Pohlman

    The Indonesian massacres of 1965-1966 claimed the lives of an estimated half a million men, women and children. Histories of this period of mass violence in Indonesia’s past have focused almost exclusively on top-level political and military actors, their roles in the violence, and their movements…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • Sexual Diversity in Asia, c. 600 - 1950

    1st Edition

    Edited by Raquel A.G. Reyes, William G. Clarence-Smith

    Non-reproductive sex practices in Asia have historically been a source of fascination, prurient or otherwise, for Westerners, who being either Catholic or Protestant, were often struck by what they perceived as the widespread promiscuity and licentiousness of native inhabitants. Graphic…

    Paperback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Asia Series

  • Femininity, Self-harm and Eating Disorders in Japan

    Navigating contradiction in narrative and visual culture, 1st Edition

    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.…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30
    Routledge
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

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