Gendered Entanglements: Revisiting Gender in Rapidly Changing Asiaby NIAS
Edited by Ragnhild Lund, Philippe Doneys and Bernadette P. Resurrección
350 pp., Illustrated, 2015
The overall objective of this volume is to revisit gender as a concept that can engage simultaneously with change and continuity in today’s Asia, but with greater intellectual reflexivity to examine multiple, intersecting, and complex dimensions of identity and difference, and formerly unacknowledged sources of social power from institutions and their emerging discourses. Individual chapters, written by gender scholars from Europe and Asia, critically examine the concept of gender in the context of emerging development issues relating to four broad thematic areas: ‘Gender over Time’, ‘Power, Policy and Practices’, ‘Environment and Resources’, and ‘Justice and Human Rights’. In so doing, they also address how gender has been changed, both as a normative process influencing social roles and relations and as an object and/or a concept of research.
- First of its kind with a specific Asia focus, covering a wide set of contemporary issues relating to gender.
- Explores if gender as a social analytic has remained true to its earlier feminist promise for emancipatory and empowering outcomes.
About the editors
RAGNHILD LUND is professor of Geography/Development Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU, since 1994. Her research interests are theories of development and geography, gender and development, development induced displacement, post-crisis recovery, transnational feminism and women’s activism.
PHILIPPE DONEYS, M. Sc., SOAS, University of London, England and Ph.D., Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (SciencesPo), France. His areas of interest include development issues in Southeast Asia, the role of civil society including women’s groups, development and human rights organizations, HIV/AIDS, the role of technologies in gender and development, as well as transnational issues such as migration and trafficking, global activism and globalization.
BERNADETTE P. RESURRECCIÓN, M. A. and Ph.D., Institute of Social Studies, The Netherlands. Adjunct Faculty (Gender and Natural Resource Management, Labor Migration, Governance, Urban Development). Her areas of interest include gender relations, environment, natural resource management and development; women in economies of transition; women and urban-rural linkages; and gender, governance, policy and development planning.