Old Challenges, New Strategies: Women, Work, and Family in Contemporary Asia

By Leng Leng Thang; Wei-Hsin Yu | Go to book overview

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Angeline Ames is a documentary filmmaker and a research scholar with the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore. She is also Research Fellow with the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS) at the University of Malaysia. Her publications include evaluations of development indicators for rural women and analyses of change in social relations among rural Thai women. Her current areas of research include women's economic development, micro-finance and micro-enterprise development, socioeconomic assessment, social infrastructure and poverty reduction in Indonesia and Malaysia. She has also directed various films on development and social change in Pakistan, Thailand and Indonesia.

Todd T. Ames is Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore. His past research efforts include social and economic analyses of Afghan refugees in Pakistan/ Afghanistan (particularly, the role of emergency and humanitarian aid in the Afghan crises), analyses of social change and development among the Toraja people of Indonesia, and assessments of Thai rural women's socioeconomic development. His current research interests are in development and social change in Southeast Asia with a strong emphasis on gender in development, development project management, poverty alleviation and economic development. He is currently conducting a socioeconomic analysis of a micro-credit programme that primarily serves landless rural women in Indonesia. This project is under the administration of the United Nations Office of Project Services (UNOPS).

Ann Brooks is currently based in Singapore, where she is Academic Manager of the social sciences programme at the Singapore Institute of Management. She spent the period 1993 to 2002 as Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Massey University, New Zealand. She has published extensively in the areas of globalization, gender and organizational change, citizenship and social justice, academic women and equity, contemporary feminist theory, cultural theory and sociology, and postcolonialism and feminism. She is the author of Academic Women

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