Bewitching Women, Pious Men: Gender and Body Politics in Southeast Asia

Bewitching Women Pious Men Gender and Body Politics in Southeast Asia This impressive array of essays considers the contingent and shifting meanings of gender and the body in contemporary Southeast Asia By analyzing femininity and masculinity as fluid processes rather t

  • Title: Bewitching Women, Pious Men: Gender and Body Politics in Southeast Asia
  • Author: Aihwa Ong
  • ISBN: 9780520088610
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Paperback
  • This impressive array of essays considers the contingent and shifting meanings of gender and the body in contemporary Southeast Asia By analyzing femininity and masculinity as fluid processes rather than social or biological givens, the authors provide new ways of understanding how gender intersects with local, national, and transnational forms of knowledge and power.ContThis impressive array of essays considers the contingent and shifting meanings of gender and the body in contemporary Southeast Asia By analyzing femininity and masculinity as fluid processes rather than social or biological givens, the authors provide new ways of understanding how gender intersects with local, national, and transnational forms of knowledge and power.Contributors cut across disciplinary boundaries and draw on fresh fieldwork and textual analysis, including newspaper accounts, radio reports, and feminist writing Their subjects range widely the writings of feminist Filipinas Thai stories of widow ghosts eye witness accounts of a beheading narratives of bewitching genitals, recalcitrant husbands, and market women as femmes fatales Geographically, the essays cover Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines The essays bring to this region the theoretical insights of gender theory, political economy, and cultural studies.Gender and other forms of inequality and difference emerge as changing systems of symbols and meanings Bodies are explored as sites of political, economic, and cultural transformation The issues raised in these pages make important connections between behavior, bodies, domination, and resistance in this dynamic and vibrant region.

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    1. This edited volume contains a number of very useful chapters on masculinities and femininities in Southeast Asia--a region where scholars have long noted to display high levels of gender equality. The authors have argued forcefully for the use of ethnography to illuminate social realities on the ground by showing wide disparities between hegemonic gender ideologies and actual gender practices. I particularly enjoyed the theoretically robust chapters by Brenner, Peletz, and Margold.

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