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ASAA Women in Asia Series

Series Editor: ASIAN STUDIES ASSOC AUSTRALIA

The primary aim of this important series is to publish original, high quality work on all aspects of women in Asia. Submissions are welcomed from prospective authors, both new and established scholars, working in any appropriate discipline, and should in the first instance be sent to the series editor. Email: lenore.lyons@sydney.edu.au

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11-20 of 24 results in ASAA Women in Asia Series
  1. Women, Islam and Everyday Life

    Renegotiating Polygamy in Indonesia

    By Nina Nurmila

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book examines Islam and women’s everyday life, focusing in particular on the highly controversial issue of polygamy. It discusses the competing interpretations of the Qur’anic verses that are at the heart of Muslim controversies over polygamy, with some groups believing that Islam enshrines...

    Published April 10th 2011 by Routledge

  2. The Women's Movement in Postcolonial Indonesia

    Gender and Nation in a New Democracy

    By Elizabeth Martyn

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book examines women's activism in the early years of independent Indonesia when new attitudes to gender, nationalism, citizenship and democratization were forming. It questions the meaning of democratization for women and their relationship to national sovereignty within the new Indonesian...

    Published June 29th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Gender, State and Social Power in Contemporary Indonesia

    Divorce and Marriage Law

    By Kate O'Shaughnessy

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book examines gender, state and social power in Indonesia, focusing in particular on state regulation of divorce from 1965 to 2005 and its impact on women. Indonesia experienced high divorce rates in the 1950s and 1960s, followed by a remarkable decline. Already falling divorce rates were...

    Published June 29th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Gender, Islam and Democracy in Indonesia

    By Kathryn Robinson

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book explores the relationship between gender, religion and political action in Indonesia, examining the patterns of gender orders that have prevailed in recent history, and demonstrating the different forms of social power this has afforded to women. It sets out the part played by women in...

    Published June 29th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Gender, Household and State in Post-Revolutionary Vietnam

    By Jayne Werner

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book examines gender in post-revolutionary Vietnam, focusing on gender relations in the family and state since the onset of economic reform in 1986. Drawing on a wide range of primary sources (including surveys, interviews, and responses to film screenings), Jayne Werner demonstrates that...

    Published June 29th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Young Women in Japan

    Transitions to Adulthood

    By Kaori H. Okano

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book examines young women in Japan, focusing in particular on their transitions to adulthood, their conceptions of adulthood and relations with Japanese society more generally. Drawing on detailed primary research including a year-long observation of high schools and subsequent interviews over...

    Published June 29th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Sex, Love and Feminism in the Asia Pacific

    A Cross-Cultural Study of Young People's Attitudes

    By Chilla Bulbeck

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    ‘Sex, love and feminism’ are three aspects of the rapidly changing gender relations that shape young people’s lives in the Asia Pacific region. Much has been written about rapidly changing countries in Asia, most recently China and India. With the global spread of capitalist production and...

    Published May 31st 2010 by Routledge

  8. Abortion, Sin and the State in Thailand

    By Andrea Whittaker

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    This book discusses abortion in a non-Western, non-Christian context - in Thailand, where over 300,000 illegal abortions are performed each year by a variety of methods. The book, based on extensive original research in the field, examines a wide range of issues, including stories of the real-life...

    Published August 13th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Women and Work in Indonesia

    Edited by Michele Ford, Lyn Parker

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    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...

    Published May 11th 2009 by Routledge

  10. Women's Employment in Japan

    The Experience of Part-time Workers

    By Kaye Broadbent

    Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series

    The low status accorded to part-time workers in Japan has resulted in huge inequalities in the workplace. This book examines the problem in-depth using case-study investigations in Japanese workplaces, and reveals the extent of the inequality. It shows how many part-time workers, most of whom are...

    Published April 28th 2009 by Routledge