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Lost goddesses : the denial of female power in Cambodian history

Author: Trudy Jacobsen
Publisher: Copenhagen, Denmark : NIAS Press, 2008.
Series: Gendering Asia, no. 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In a narrative and visual tour de force, Trudy Jacobsen examines the relationship between women and power in Cambodian history. Here, she seeks to describe when and why the status of women changed and what factors contributed to these changes. Although Cambodian women have been represented at different times as 'powerless' in Western analyses, the author argues that they have continued to exercise authority outside  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jacobsen, Trudy.
Lost goddesses.
Copenhagen, Denmark : NIAS Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608193814
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Trudy Jacobsen
ISBN: 9788776940010 8776940012
OCLC Number: 237289889
Description: xx, 327 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introducing the goddesses --
Devi, Rajñ̃i, Dasi, Mat --
Behind the apsara --
Goddesses lost? --
Hostages, heroines and hostilities --
'Traditional' Cambodia --
Cherchez la femme --
'Liberation' --
Into the fields --
Picking up the pieces --
Contemporary conspiracies --
Goddesses found.
Series Title: Gendering Asia, no. 4.
Responsibility: Trudy Jacobsen.

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A narrative and visual tour de force, this study revises accepted perspectives in the history and geopolitical organization of Cambodia since c 230 CE. In so doing, it examines the relationship  Read more...

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"'As a "first step towards a holistic history of Cambodia in which the experiences of both men and women are included and acknowledged" the work has clear significance' Quote from external reviewer"

 
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