Male and Female in Developing South-East Asia (Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Women)

Male and Female in Developing South-East Asia (Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Women) by - epub pdf fb2

Title: Male and Female in Developing South-East Asia (Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Women)
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ISBN10: 1859730272
ISBN13: 978-1859730270
Publisher: Berg Publishers (July 2, 1995)
Language: English
Subcategory: Social Sciences
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Pages: 284 pages
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Male and Female in Developing South-East Asia (Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Women) by -


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This provocative book seeks to redress inaccuracies in Western perceptions of gender relations in Southeast Asia by bringing to the fore the area's ethnic and cultural variance and showing how women and men explain the informal and psychological dimensions of relationships as vital in holding family, neighbourhood and kinship ties together. Although there are differences between male and female perceptions of sex roles in society, women perceive their situation as disadvantaged rather than less significant. Male-female interpretations of power and status tend to converge usually towards the understanding that the contributions of men and women are equally important in the formation of family and society.