The changing roles and status of women in Asia across cultures are examined in this book, in a multidisciplinary perspective. Combining a geographical and objective organization, the volume gives a…
Asian Women in Transition synopsis
The changing roles and status of women in Asia across cultures are examined in this book, in a multidisciplinary perspective. Combining a geographical and objective organization, the volume gives a section of developments among Asian women: in aspirations, in economic and political participation, in family and community activism.
Based on field research, contributions of this magnitude combine views of political science, anthropology, sociology and economics. The diverse cultural and ideological contexts in Asian countries including Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Catholic Christianity and Mao Zedong thought are relative.
Among the countries discussed were mainland China, Japan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Cognitive challenges and opportunities are addressed: for example, distinguishing between real and visible change only, and avoiding the fixation on female "stars", the top-class cosmopolitanism is completely atypical, reading between official flyers.
Each chapter of the book suggests topics for further research and sources for further reading. The full participation of women in national development was recognized at the United Nations sponsored conferences in Bangkok (1957), Manila (1966) and Mexico City (1975).
. A growing number of college and university courses deal with the information and issues presented in this book.
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