Women's Movements In Asia: Feminisms And Transnational Activism

by Roces, Mina; Louise Edwards (Eds.)

Women's Movements In Asia: Feminisms And Transnational Activism

Price:  US$47.50   (SGD65.97*)
Format:  Paper Back, 276 pages
Published:  2010, United Kingdom, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9780415487030
SB#:  049408 (104)

About This Book

Women's Movements in Asia is a comprehensive study of women's activism across Asia. With chapters written by leading international experts, it provides a full overview of the history of feminism, as well as the current context of the women's movement in 12 countries: the Philippines, China, Indonesia, Japan, Burma, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Korea, India and Pakistan. For each of these countries the manner in which feminism changes according to cultural, political, economic and religious factors is explored. The contributors investigate how national feminisms are influenced by transnational factors, such as the women's movements in other countries, colonialism and international agencies. Each chapter also considers what Asian feminists have contributed to global theoretical debates on the woman question, the key successes and failures of the movements and what needs to be addressed in the future.

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