Gender and Modernity

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4. Gender and Modernity:Perspectives from Asia and the Pacific.
Hayami, Y., Tanabe, A. and Tokita-Tanabe Y., eds. February, 2003.


Drawing on a wealth of ethnographic fieldwork, this anthology examines the complexities of identity formation and self-positioning in post-colonial contexts, ranging from the impact of Christian missionaries on the women of Aboriginal Australia to the re-masculinization of post-colonial subjects in Eastern India, from the negotiation of gendered spaces in Indonesia and Thailand to the ways in which Japanese popular culture “plays” with gender identities.