Village Mothers City Daughters: Women And Urbaniza Tion In Sarawak
by Hew Cheng Sim (Ed.)
About This Book
While much has been documented of the oral traditions and cultural practices of the indigenous rural communities of Borneo, not much has been studied of the accelerating rate of urbanisation that is transforming the island, and even less is known about the effects on women's lives.
This unique volume draws together a multidisciplinary collection of studies on the diverse experiences of women as they encounter the forces of modernisation that are altering the face of contemporary Borneo, specifically Sarawak. The authors, all locally based scholars who specialise in gender issues, employ different methodologies to shed much-needed light upon this hidden academic area. This book presents the human and gendered face of development and discusses the many facets of the issue of urbanisation and rural-urban migration as experienced by women in this multicultural and fascinating region of Southeast Asia. With index and separate references for each chapter.
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