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Weaving Women's Spheres in Vietnam : The Agency of Women in Family, Religion and Community (Bilingual)

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Historians, anthropologists, and sociologists examine case studies in the realms of family, religion, and local politics to explore how the dichotomy of public and private has affected the construction of gendered agency in the Vietnamese social context. Their overall themes are the gendered structure and reframing it from within; and transgressing boundaries, weaving alternatives, and putting down new roots. Specific topics include rethinking Vietnamese women's property rights and the role of ancestor worship in premodern society: beyond the dichotomies, divorce prevalence under the forces of individualism and collectivism in "shortcut" modernity in Vietnam, living in intimacy: a case study of women's community at a Caodaist temple in Hanoi, and Marianism in the transnational public sphere between Vietnamese Catholics in the US and Vietnam. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Edition: Bilingual
Number of Pages: 244.0
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Women
Series Title: The Intimate and the Public in Asian and Global Perspectives
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Language: English
Street Date: December 4, 2015
TCIN: 50462437
UPC: 9789004251731
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-1322

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