Shadowlines: Women and Borders in Contemporary Asia

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Shadowlines: Women and Borders in Contemporary Asia explores the often ambiguous and contradictory roles of Asian women in the postcolonial world. As globalisation advances, labour mobility is transforming traditional definitions of womens work. The commodification of female sexuality in both the international and the national marketplace generates conflicting dynamics of oppression and liberation, as do the wider possibilities of employment and migration more generally. The consequences can be enslaving or empowering, ...

Shadowlines: Women and Borders in Contemporary Asia 2012, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne

ISBN-13: 9781443839785

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