Gender and Power in Affluent Asia

Synopsis

Gender and Power in Affluent Asia is the first major study to provide analysis of the relationships between gender and power that have accompanied the rise of Asian affluence. Prompting a series of questions about the links between gender, modernity and globalization in the region, the contributors pursue two major themes: the centrality of gender relations to the making of the middle classes and modernity in the region; and the centrality of representations of gender in the contests about meanings and identities accompanying these processes. This is an innovative work that provides coverage of a complex topic that has often been neglected. It gives more than just an analysis of Asian women, demonstrating the central importance of gender in the modernizing and globalizing of Asia.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Maila Stivens
  • Krishna Sen
  • Kathryn Robinson
  • Nirmala Purushotam
  • Beverley Hooper
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1998