Gendered Entanglements: Revisiting Gender in Rapidly Changing Asia

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edited by Ragnhild Lund, Philippe Doneys and Bernadette P. Resurrección

The overall objective of this volume is to revisit gender as a concept that can engage simultaneously with change and continuity in today’s Asia, but with greater intellectual reflexivity to examine multiple, intersecting, and complex dimensions of identity and difference, and formerly unacknowledged sources of social power from institutions and their emerging discourses. Individual chapters, written by gender scholars from Europe and Asia, critically examine the concept of gender in the context of emerging development issues relating to four broad thematic areas: 'Gender over Time’, 'Power, Policy and Practices’, 'Environment and Resources’, and 'Justice and Human Rights’. In so doing, they also address how gender has been changed, both as a normative process influencing social roles and relations and as an object and/or a concept of research.

"[T]he book is an important contribution for scholars interested in gender and feminist studies. The strength of the book lies in its rich in content in terms of narrations from one’s own field experiences and interpretation of women’s lived experiences through feminist epistemologies. On the whole, the book is an interesting reading and provides an overview on the changing notions of gender in Asia." - Ellina Samantroy, Asian Journal of Social Science 45 (2017)

Ragnhild Lund is Professor of Geography at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Her current research interests are particularly related to processes of social change in the Global South, in particular mobility, forced migration, gender, youth and indigenous people in Asia.

Philippe Doneys is an assistant professor in Gender and Development Studies at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. His research interests cover issues related to gender and empowerment, gender and health (esp. HIV), migration and gender-based violence, particularly in South and Southeast Asia.

Bernadette (Babette) P. Resurrección is a Senior Research Fellow at the SEI Asia Centre, Bangkok. She has considerable experience researching gender, livelihoods, climate change adaptation, migration, and natural resource management in Cambodia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Publication year: 2015
350 pp / 229mm x 152mm
11 figures
ISBN: 978-87-7694-157-4, Paperback
ISBN: 978-87-7694-156-7, Hardback

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