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Gender politics in Asia [electronic resource] : women manoeuvring within dominant gender orders / edited by Wil Burghoorn ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Lundstr�om-Burghoorn, Wil, 1947-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Gendering Asia: no. 3.Publisher: Copenhagen : NIAS Press, 2008Description: 1 online resource (xii, 221 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9788776945138 (electronic bk.); 8776945138 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Women -- Asia -- Social conditions | Sex role -- Asia | Sex discrimination against women -- Asia | Women -- Political activity -- Asia | Frau | Politik | Politisches Handeln | Asien | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist TheoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gender politics in Asia.DDC classification: 305.42095 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction / Qi Wang, Cecilla Milwertz, Wil Burhoorn, and Kazuki Iwanaga --- Women, citizenship and the politics of dress in twentieth-century Philippines / Mina Roces -- Community-based movements of Japanese women : how mothers infiltrate the political sphere from below / Mikiko Eto -- Healing bodies of thought : the state of gender in the Sathya Sai Baba movement in Malaysia / Alexandra Kent -- Gender and religious legitimacy in Thailand / Monica Lindberg Falk -- Consciousness-raising among and beyond women's movement activists in China / Cecilia Milwertz and Bu Wei -- Organizing for change and empowerment : the women mayors' association in China / Qi Wang -- 'No fire in the belly' : women's political role in Singapore / Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew.
Summary: This volume brings together an impressive array of internationally recognized scholars from around the world to examine the many facets of gender politics in Asia. Its central concern is how women in various gendered contexts in Asia position themselves in the (re)production of gender relations, and how they manoeuver in order to preserve or alter these. It covers fields as varied as the use of dress as a political weapon, the practice of healing as an indirect challenge to the dominant gender and political orders, and religious ordination as a struggle for equity in Buddhism.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction / Qi Wang, Cecilla Milwertz, Wil Burhoorn, and Kazuki Iwanaga --- Women, citizenship and the politics of dress in twentieth-century Philippines / Mina Roces -- Community-based movements of Japanese women : how mothers infiltrate the political sphere from below / Mikiko Eto -- Healing bodies of thought : the state of gender in the Sathya Sai Baba movement in Malaysia / Alexandra Kent -- Gender and religious legitimacy in Thailand / Monica Lindberg Falk -- Consciousness-raising among and beyond women's movement activists in China / Cecilia Milwertz and Bu Wei -- Organizing for change and empowerment : the women mayors' association in China / Qi Wang -- 'No fire in the belly' : women's political role in Singapore / Phyllis Ghim-Lian Chew.

This volume brings together an impressive array of internationally recognized scholars from around the world to examine the many facets of gender politics in Asia. Its central concern is how women in various gendered contexts in Asia position themselves in the (re)production of gender relations, and how they manoeuver in order to preserve or alter these. It covers fields as varied as the use of dress as a political weapon, the practice of healing as an indirect challenge to the dominant gender and political orders, and religious ordination as a struggle for equity in Buddhism.

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