Gender Practices in Contemporary Vietnam

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NUS Press, 2004 - Social Science - 274 pages
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Confucianism, colonialism, and socialism have all contributed significantly to gender relations in Vietnam. More recently, political and social change associated with modernization and globalization have also had an impact. How do the Vietnamese display their social positions and their identities as male or female? This volume examines negotiations, and transgressions, of gender within Vietnamese society, looking at gender, family, social and work relations, bodily displays, body language, and the occupation of space. Of special interest is a discussion of sexual harassment in schools and the workplace, and the strategies women adopt to deal with it, the first discussion of this issue by a Vietnamese scholar.
 

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Contents

Gendered
26
Images of Identification
74
Contesting and
96
A New Term for an
117
Impact of Renovation Policies on Women in Education
137
Socialization and
158
Women Garment Workers
179
Whats Womens Work? Male Negotiations and Gender
210
Vietnamese Women the
236
Index
262
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Lisa DRUMMOND is Associate Professor of Urban Studies at York University in Toronto, Canada.

Helle RYDSTROM is Associate Professor and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies at Lund University, Sweden. She is also Associate Professor at the Institute of Thematic Research, Linkoping University, Sweden.

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