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Shadowlines free pdf "Shadowlines: Women in 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 women's 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 depending on context. How do the women themselves experience these changes? What are their opportunities for engagement with the wider political world which shapes these processes? In this volume a range of eminent academics address these questions by placing the testimony of individual women within the wider discourse of postcolonialism and gender studies.

About Develeena Ghosh

Nicole Constable is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh. Her interests include the anthropology of work, ethnicity, nationalism, gender, migration and transnationalism. She specialises in Hong Kong, China and the Philippines. She is the author of Romance on a Global Stage: Pen Pals, Virtual Ethnography, and Mail Order Marriages (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003) and editor of Migrant Workers in Asia: Distant Divides and Intimate Connections (Routledge, 2011) and Cross-Border Marriages: Gender and Mobility in Transnational Asia (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005). Louise Edwards is Professor of Modern Chinese Studies at the University of Hong Kong. She has published on Chinese intellectual and literary history. Her current research explores women in politics in China and gendered cultures of war in China. Her latest book is Gender, Politics, and Democracy: Women's Suffrage in China (Stanford University Press, Stanford, 2008). Michele Ford is Associate Professor in the Department of Indonesian Studies at the University of Sydney, Australia. Michele teaches about social activism and human rights in the Southeast Asian region and coordinates and contributes to the Indonesian language program. Her research is focused on the Indonesian labour movement, migrant labour organizing, women and work in Southeast Asia, and the Singapore-Indonesia borderlands. Michele has published on these and related topics in a range of international journals and is the author of Workers and Intellectuals: NGOs, Trade Unions and the Indonesian Labour Movement (Singapore University Press, 2009), and editor (with Lyn Parker) of Women and Work in Indonesia (London, New York: Routledge, 2008) and (with Kaye Broadbent) of Women and Labour Organizing in Asia: Diversity, Autonomy and Activism (London, New York: Routledge, 2008). Devleena Ghosh is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Inquiry at the University of Technology Sydney. Her research interests are in Indian Ocean studies, postcolonial studies and the cultural history of migration. She is the co-author (with Paul Gillen) of Colonialism and Modernity (UNSW Press, 2007), co-editor (with Stephen Muecke) of Cultures of Trade: Indian Ocean Exchanges (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007) and (with Heather Goodall and Stephanie Donald) of Water, Sovereignty and Borders in Asia and Oceania (Routledge, 2008). She is currently involved in a joint project researching Intercolonial Networks in the Indian Ocean with Heather Goodall, Stephen Muecke and Michael Pearson. Christina Ho is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Technology Sydney. Her research interests centre on migration, multiculturalism, gender and identity. She is the author of Migration and Gender Identity: Chinese Women's Experiences of Work, Family and Identity in Contemporary Australia (VDM, 2008) and co-editor (with Tanja Dreher) of Beyond the Hijab Debates: New Conversations on Gender, Race and Religion (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009). Elaine Jeffreys is an Associate Professor in China Studies at the University of Technology Sydney. She works on issues of sexuality in the People's Republic of China, and in particular the policing of prostitution. Her latest books include China's Governmentalities (Routledge, 2011), China, Sex and Prostitution (London, New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2004) and (ed.) Sex and Sexuality in China (London, New York: RoutledgeCurzon, 2006). Ananya Jahanara Kabir is a Professor in the School of English at the University of Leeds. She is also a research associate at the Centre for History and Economics, jointly established at Cambridge, UK and Harvard University. Her most recent book is Territory of Desire: Representing the Valley of Kashmir (University of Minnesota Press, 2009). She is the author of numerous essays and articles on the Kashmir conflict and on the Partition of India. Lenore Lyons is an Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney. She was previously Research Professor in Asian Studies at the University of Western Australia and Director of the Centre for Asia-Pacific Social Transformation Studies (CAPSTRANS) at the University of Wollongong. She maintains a long-standing research collaboration with Michele Ford on transnational encounters between Singaporeans and people living in the Riau Islands of Indonesia. Lenore is currently working on anti-trafficking initiatives and labour migrations in Southeast Asia. She has published widely on the women's movement in Singapore, transnational activism in support of migrant domestic workers in Southeast Asia, and sexuality and marriage in the Indonesian borderlands. Her book, A State of Ambivalence: The Feminist Movement in Singapore, was published by Brill in 2004. With Michele Ford she has written Men and Masculinities in Southeast Asia (Routledge, 2012) and with Michele Ford and W. van Schendel she has edited Labour Migration and Trafficking in Southeast Asia: Critical Perspectives (Routledge, forthcoming). Vera Mackie is an ARC Future Fellow in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Wollongong. Her background is in Japanese language, linguistics and history, and her current research focuses on the politics of visual culture in modern Japan and the cultural history of the body in modern Japan. Her most recent books are Feminism in Modern Japan: Citizenship, Embodiment and Sexuality (Cambridge: Cambridge U.P., 2003) and Gurobaruka to Jendo Hyosho (Globalisation and Representations of Gender), (Tokyo: Ochanomizu Shobo, 2003).

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Author : Develeena Ghosh
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Data Published : 01 July 2012
ISBN : 1443839787
EAN : 9781443839785
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 210 pages
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Language : English
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