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The Resource Khmer women on the move : exploring work and life in urban Cambodia, Annuska Derks

Khmer women on the move : exploring work and life in urban Cambodia, Annuska Derks

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Khmer women on the move : exploring work and life in urban Cambodia
Title
Khmer women on the move
Title remainder
exploring work and life in urban Cambodia
Statement of responsibility
Annuska Derks
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Language
eng
Summary
Khmer Women on the Move offers a fascinating ethnography of young Cambodian women who move from the countryside to work in Cambodia's capital city, Phnom Penh. Female migration and urban employment are rising, triggered by Cambodia's transition from a closed socialist system to an open market economy. This book challenges the dominant views of these young rural women--that they are controlled by global economic forces and national development policies or trapped by restrictive customs and Cambodia's tragic history. The author shows instead how these women shape and influence the processes of change taking place in present-day Cambodia. Based on field research among women working in the garment industry, prostitution, and street trading, the book explores the complex interplay between their experiences and actions, gender roles, and the broader historical context. The focus on women involved in different kinds of work allows new insight into women's mobility, highlighting similarities and differences in working conditions and experiences. Young women's ability to utilize networks of increasing size and complexity allows them to move into and between geographic and social spaces that extend far beyond the village context. Women's mobility is further expressed in the flexible patterns of behavior that young rural women display when trying to fulfill their own "modern" aspirations along with their family obligations and cultural ideals
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N$T
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Southeast Asia--politics, meaning, and memory
Khmer women on the move : exploring work and life in urban Cambodia, Annuska Derks
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Khmer women on the move : exploring work and life in urban Cambodia, Annuska Derks
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt6wr0mn
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-250) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Rice people in the city -- Women, ideals and migration -- Factory work -- Sex work -- Street trade -- City life and modern experience -- Dutiful daughters, broken women -- Conclusion: Moving women, moving selves
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1 online resource (ix, 258 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824869182
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
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Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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