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By Brenda Yeoh

Amidst the unevenness and unpredictability of swap within the Asia-Pacific zone, women's lives are being remodeled. This quantity takes up the problem of exploring the ways that girls are energetic avid gamers, collaborators, members, leaders and resistors within the politics of switch within the region.The editors concentration realization at the politics of gender as a mobilizing centre for identities, and the ways that individualized id politics can be associated with higher collective emancipatory initiatives in accordance with shared pursuits, functional wishes, or universal threats. jointly, the chapters illustrate the complexity of women's recommendations, the variety of web sites for motion, and the flexibleness in their alliances as they carve out niches for themselves in what are nonetheless mostly patriarchal worlds.This ebook could be of important curiosity to students in a variety of topics, together with gender stories, human geography, women's experiences, Asian reports, sociology and anthropology.

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Women’s groups and some women members of parliament have counter-argued that it was ‘the men who needed their mindsets changed’ to equalise responsibilities over parenting and the household (Straits Times 2000a, 2000b). Despite several pendulum swings in the course of the last thirty-five years, state discourses have continually defined the pregnant body as problematic – first as over-productive, then as selectively over- and under-productive, and more recently as under-productive (as reflected in the three major phases in the country’s population policies as well as by the changing positions assumed by state officials and agencies over the years, from an anti-natalist stance to a eugenic one, and later to a pro-natalist stance; see Teo and Yeoh 1999 for further elaboration).

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