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A Woman S Asia

Author : Marybeth Bond
ISBN : 1932361197
Genre : Social Science
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Filled with inspiring tales of travel written by women who have traversed the Asian continent, this exciting collection of stories takes readers bathing with elephants in India, teaching English in Laos, and dancing with the spirit of Genghis Khan in Mongolia. Original.
Category: Social Science

Women In Asia

Author : Mary John Mananzan
ISBN : UOM:39015001734105
Genre : Women
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Category: Women

Women S Political Participation And Representation In Asia

Author : Kazuki Iwanaga
ISBN : 9788776940164
Genre : History
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The ability of a small elite of highly educated, upper-class Asian women to obtain the highest political positions in their country is unmatched elsewhere in the world and deserves study. But there is a marked lack of relevant research as well as of comprehensive and user-friendly texts. Aiming to fill the gap is this timely and important study of the various obstacles and opportunities for women's political participation and representation in Asia.
Category: History

Women S Suffrage In Asia

Author : Louise Edwards
ISBN : 9781134320356
Genre : History
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Including chapters on Indonesia, India, Thailand, China, the Philippines, Japan, Malaysia, Korea, Vietnam and international suffrage connections, Women's Suffrage in Asia engages in debates on suffrage in the region by raising issues unique to the country's case studies presented. It explains why the history of suffrage is neglected in the nationalist historiography and untangles the connections between culture, nationalism and colonialism in the context of women's struggles for suffrage.
Category: History

Women S Work For Women

Author : Leslie A. Flemming
ISBN : 9781000011432
Genre : Political Science
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This book grew out of a panel on women missionaries given at the 1986 meeting of the National Association for Women's Studies. When the leaders of the Woman's Foreign Mission Society of the American Presbyterian Church chose the title Woman’s Work for Woman for their mission magazine in 1870, they chose the phrase that both overseas missionaries
Category: Political Science

Images Of The Modern Woman In Asia

Author : Shoma Munshi
ISBN : 9781136120589
Genre : Social Science
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In examining the links between gender and the media, this volume asks questions involving the relationship between global media flows, gender and modernity in the region.
Category: Social Science

Women Leaders Of Africa Asia Middle East And Pacific

Author : Guida M. Jackson
ISBN : 9781469113531
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Women Leaders of Africa, Asia, Middle East, and Pacific presents biographical sketches of hundreds of women leaders from earliest recorded history down to the present time. It is the first of two volumes giving data on women leaders from every continent and island in the world; the second volume deals with Europe and countries of the Western Hemisphere. Each book is divided into two sections. Part I of this volume deals with African women leaders; Part II with Asian, Middle East and Pacific women. Within each section, which is introduced by an essay overview, entries are arranged alphabetically. Suggestions for further reading on the subject appear at the end of each entry. Not all entries are merely recitations of facts. Some womens lives do not lend themselves to being reduced to statistics. Many were much too colorful, or lusty, or bloodthirsty to fit into a neat categorical description. How do you easily characterize the rule of the African queen who hacked her servant to death after she was through using him as a chairjust to intimidate her new Portuguese overlord? Who kept as many as thirty slaves as sexual partners, supposedly killing them off when she had finished with them? How do you gloss over the actions of the newly enthroned Persian queen who ordered her stepbrother strangled, then had gold and silver coins struck bearing her new title: Purity of the earthly world and of the faith? How do you describe nicely the actions of the Chinese queen who chopped off her own hand to make a point to a man she had just condemned to death? How do you ascribe feminine traits to a grandmother who tried to kill her own grandson to keep him from succeeding her on the throne she herself had stolen? On the other hand, how do you do justice to the Queen of Tonga without mention of her commanding sizesix feet two inchesor her forty-seven-year devotion to matters far beyond mere governance but of more importance to her subjects: like establishing handicraft outlets to market the wares of her people? Or to the Queen of Thailand who acted as Regent while the King, a devout Buddhist, performed his meditations and duties as a monk? She directed much more than affairs of state; her concern for the common people led her to promote the export of hand-woven Thai silk and to establish a chain of shops selling native crafts. She also organized the Thai Red Cross for aid to refugees, orphans, wounded soldiers, and flood victims. These and dozens of stories like them make African, Asian, Middle East, and Pacific Women Leaders a unique treasure that is hard to put down. Although most of the entries in this volume deal with women rulers, a portion of the book is devoted to women in leadership roles other than those of queen, empress, prime minister, or chieftainess. Of these additional entries, the majority deals with contemporary women judges, secretaries of state, cabinet members, or legislators of unusual influence and power.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Women And The Media In Asia

Author : Y. Kim
ISBN : 9781137024626
Genre : Social Science
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At a time of significant change in the precarious world of female individualization, this collection explores such phenomena by critically incorporating the parameters of popular media culture into the overarching paradigm of gender relations, economics and politics of everyday life.
Category: Social Science

Women And Industrialization In Asia

Author : Susan Horton
ISBN : 9781134794898
Genre : Business & Economics
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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Business & Economics

Voices On South Asia Interdisciplinary Perspectives On Women S Status Challenges And Futures

Author : Emma J Flatt
ISBN : 9789811213274
Genre : Social Science
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This book investigates the contemporary social, political and economic issues faced by women in South Asia. It focuses on the policies and practices that have challenged or perpetuated gender inequalities, and the evolving role of women in South Asian societies. With contributions from practitioners, policy makers, academics and civil society activists from across South Asia, this volume provides a broad and diverse range of viewpoints on South Asian women's labour force participation, political participation, education, and health, as well as country-specific insights.The volume is conceived as a stage for debate where specific insights act as a window into wider themes, practices and policies. Each essay is followed by policy-relevant recommendations and suggestions for avenues to improve current practice. This book will be relevant for undergraduate students and lecturers of South Asian studies, development, and policy studies, as well as industry practitioners.
Category: Social Science

The Changing Face Of Women Managers In Asia

Author : Chris Rowley
ISBN : 9781134073122
Genre : Business & Economics
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The influence of Asian cultures and religious traditions has often been used to explain Asian women’s under-utilisation and under-representation in management. This book examines the influence of culture and tradition on organisational and management practices, and how these affect the progress of women in management in Asian economies. This book, written by prominent scholars of the Asian region, explores which organizational and management practices are universal, and which other aspects (such as human resource practices) are culture specific, and how these in turn affect the advancement / representation of women in the Asian region. Higher educational levels, falling fertility rates and sectoral changes have contributed to women’s increasing participation in the labour force. As women become more educated and qualified for managerial positions, the number of Asian women managers and executives is predicted to rise over the next decade. The Asian economies covered by this up-to-date collection have undergone rapid economic transformation. Until now, most research on contemporary women managers has been drawn from studies conducted in developed countries. Covering case studies in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, this book uses different perspectives to examine the constraints, opportunities and challenges for women managers in the Asian context and presents an update on their progress in management.
Category: Business & Economics

Islam Culture And Women In Asia

Author : Firdous Azim
ISBN : 9781317966807
Genre : Religion
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An examination of the place of religion, especially Islam, in political and cultural life took on a special urgency after the events of 9/11. The essays in this volume concentrate on the way that Islam impacts on the everyday lives of people who reside in societies where Islam plays a large part. The relationship between Islam and women has always been seen as problematic, and by highlighting women’s negotiations with this religion, this volume seeks to understand the many and various strategies and connections that are made, and their political and cultural ramifications. By keeping an Asian focus, the authors also seek to understand the wide panorama that Islamic societies inhabit, and the manifold political and cultural expressions that ensue from this. The effort is not only to break the image of a monolithic structure and set of beliefs, but also to highlight on-the-ground negotiations, and the ways that women in particular find spaces within Islamic structures and discourses. This book was originally published as a special issue of Inter-Asia Cultural Studies.
Category: Religion

Crosscurrents In The Literatures Of Asia And The West

Author : Alfred Owen Aldridge
ISBN : 0874136393
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The essays in this volume provide a straightforward approach to East-West literary relationships, in contrast to the marginalized and Eurocentric perspectives that still dominate mainstream comparative literature.
Category: Literary Criticism

Women S Health In Mainland Southeast Asia

Author : Andrea Whittaker
ISBN : 9780789019882
Genre : Medical
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A thought-provoking look at women's health in developing nations! This book shows how war, military regimes, industrialization, urbanization, and social upheaval have all affected the choices Southeast Asian women make about their health and health care. When you read these first-person accounts from Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Burma, you'll be drawn into the lives of women dealing with drastic changes in their societies. The meticulous case studies in this book examine how social, cultural, and economic forces contribute to the way women make personal health care decisions. Women's Health in Mainland Southeast Asia offers a thought-provoking look into the lives of women in this developing part of the world. Topics addressed in Women's Health in Mainland Southeast Asia include: a proposed new approach to women's health, where treatment is determined by society, culture, and gender rather than by biology alone the relationship between menstruation and other aspects of life for Burmese women the politics of abortion in Thailand the difficulties of seeking care for reproductive tract infections in Vietnam the influence of local culture on the treatment of reproductive health problems in northeast Thailand occupational health hazards faced by women working in the electronics industry in northern Thailand the links between migration, sex work, and HIV/AIDS among female garment factory workers in Cambodia
Category: Medical

Women Security South Asia

Author : Farah Faizal
ISBN : 9780761933861
Genre : Social Science
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This book explores women's perspectives on matters of security and related policy, focusing on women in South Asia who are battling society, insecurity and violence in some form. The book makes three important contributions. First, it examines existing theories of security. Secondly, it goes beyond critique and narrative to seek concrete new agendas for empirical research in security studies. Finally, it brings together statistical, ethnographic and survey data.
Category: Social Science

Civil Society In Central Asia

Author : M. Holt Ruffin
ISBN : 0295800534
Genre : History
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Central Asia, known as the home of Tamerlane and the Silk Road, is a crossroads of great cultures and civilizations. In 1991 five nations at the heart of the region�Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan� suddenly became independent. Today they sit strategically between Russia, China, and Iran and hold some of the world�s largest deposits of oil and natural gas. Long-suppressed ethnic identities are finding new expression in language, religion, and occasional civil conflicts. Civil Society in Central Asia is a pathbreaking collection of essays by scholars and activists that illuminates the social and institutional forces shaping this important region�s future. An appendix provides a guide to projects being carried out by local and international groups.
Category: History

Compassionate And Free

Author : Marianne Katoppo
ISBN : 9781579105228
Genre : Religion
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This book explores the challenge of being a Christian woman in Asia. Katoppo explains why Asian Christian women like herself seek the right to be different, to be the Other, rather than having to accept identities borrowed from men and other cultures.
Category: Religion