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Asian women and intimate work

Author: Emiko Ochiai; Kaoru Aoyama
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2014.
Series: Intimate and the public in Asian and global perspectives, volume 3.
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"Asian women are often labelled with biased stereotypical images, ranging from "subordinate housewife" to "migrant domestic maid," and "overseas bride." Asian women, in fact, are being constructed as "women among women." These feminine roles are related to the various activities that women perform for others in intimate relationships both within and outside the family. This book comprises contributions from a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emiko Ochiai; Kaoru Aoyama
ISBN: 9789004226920 9004226923
OCLC Number: 864907795
Description: xii, 318 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1: Imagining intimate work. Housewives' work / mothers' work : the changing position of housework in Dutch society / Nakatani Ayami ; The "housewife" and housework in the Indian urban middle classes / Oshikawa Fumiko --
Part 2: Multiple faces of the good wife/wise mother. Troubles of the "new women" in the emergence of modern Korea : focusing on the interrelationship between "women's liberation" and the image of "wise mother and good wife" / Suh Ji Young ; Selling modernity : housewives as portrayed in Yuefenpai (calendar posters) and magazine advertisements in Shanghai of the 1920s and 1930s / Wu Yongmei ; The gender norms of Chinese women in the transitional market economy : research interviews with wives in three urban centers / Zheng Yang ; "To be good at public and domestic work, I need three heads and six hands" : the dilemma of Vietnamese "modern" women / Khuat Thu Hong, Bui Thu Huong and Le Bach Duong --
Part 3: Wives and workers crossing borders. From farmers' daughters to foreign wives : marriage, migration and gender in the sending communities of Vietnam / Danièle Bélanger and Tran Giang Linh, with Le Bach Duong and Khuat Thu Hong ; Commercially arranged marriage migration : the agency and inner struggle of Chinese women / Hao Hongfang ; Strategies of resistance among Filipina and Indonesian domestic workers in Singapore / Ueno Kayoko ; Moving from modernisation to globalisation : migrant sex workers in Japan / Aoyama Kaoru ; The role of multicultural families in South Korean immigration policy / Lee Hye-kyung.
Series Title: Intimate and the public in Asian and global perspectives, volume 3.
Other Titles: Ajia josei to shinmitsusei no rōdō.
Ajia josei to shinmitsusei no rōdō.
Responsibility: edited by Ochiai Emiko, Aoyama Kaoru.

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This book comprises contributions from a distinguished group of international researchers who examine the historical development of "new women" and "good wife, wise mother," women's roles in  Read more...

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Winner of the 2014 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award: Kyoto University (Japan) sociologists Ochiai (with Barbara Molony, Asia's New Mothers, 2008) and Aoyama (Thai Migrant Sexworkers, 2009) Read more...

 
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