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The Resource Women and the politics of representation in Southeast Asia : engendering discourse in Singapore and Malaysia, edited by Adeline Koh and Yu-Mei Balasingamchow

Women and the politics of representation in Southeast Asia : engendering discourse in Singapore and Malaysia, edited by Adeline Koh and Yu-Mei Balasingamchow

Label
Women and the politics of representation in Southeast Asia : engendering discourse in Singapore and Malaysia
Title
Women and the politics of representation in Southeast Asia
Title remainder
engendering discourse in Singapore and Malaysia
Statement of responsibility
edited by Adeline Koh and Yu-Mei Balasingamchow
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Singapore and Malaysia are rapidly modernising, globalising Asian states which, although being distinct nations since 1965, share common elements in the on-going struggle over the meaning of gender and sexuality in their societies. This is the first book to discuss a range of discourses around gender in these two countries. Women and the Politics of Representation in Southeast Asia: Engendering Discourse in Singapore and Malaysia seeks to give an overview of how gender and representation come together in various configurations in the history and contemporary culture of both nations. It examines the discursive construction of gender, sexuality and representation in a variety of areas, including the politics of everyday life, education, popular culture, literature, film, theatre and photography. Chapters examine a range of tropes such as the Orientalist "Sarong Party Girl," the iconic "Singapore Girl" of Singapore Airlines, and the figure of pious Muslim femininity celebrated by Malaysian NGO IMAN, all of which play important roles in delineating limitations for gender roles. The collection also draws attention to resistance to these gender boundaries in theatre, film, blogs and social media, and pedagogy. Bringing together research from a variety of humanistic and social science fields, such as film, material culture, semiotics, literature and pedagogy, the book is a comprehensive feminist survey that will be of use for students and scholars of Women's Studies and Asian Studies, as well as on courses on gender, media and popular culture in Asia"--
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YDXCP
Dewey number
305.4095957
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1750.67
LC item number
.W67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Koh, Adeline
  • Balasingamchow, Yu-Mei
  • Hudson, Chris
Series statement
Routledge research on gender in Asia series
Series volume
8
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Sex role
  • Sex role
  • Sex role
  • Women
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
Label
Women and the politics of representation in Southeast Asia : engendering discourse in Singapore and Malaysia, edited by Adeline Koh and Yu-Mei Balasingamchow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dangerous sexuality in Singapore : the sarong party girl / Chris Hudson -- Consuls, consorts or courtesans? : "Singapore girls" between the nation and the world / Simon Obendorf -- Masculine-feminine tensions in Singaporean Chinese wedding photography : an auto/biographical narrative / Terence Heng -- The trouble with modernity : melodrama and the independent heroine in selected contemporary Malaysian-Malay films / Hanita Mohd. Mohktar-Ritchie -- Memory and the state : remembering the Cantonese black and white amah / Catherine Gomes -- What will it cost you today? : the gendered discourse of parenting / Michelle Lazar -- Gendered dimensions of Islamization : the case of IMAN / Sylva Frisk -- Confronting issues of belonging and non-belonging in the works of four female Malaysian theatre practitioners / Susan Phillip -- Interrogating gender in a Singapore classroom / Chitra Sankaran and Chng Huang Hoon
Control code
896597066
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 196 pages
Isbn
9781138786479
Lccn
2014001967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)896597066
Label
Women and the politics of representation in Southeast Asia : engendering discourse in Singapore and Malaysia, edited by Adeline Koh and Yu-Mei Balasingamchow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dangerous sexuality in Singapore : the sarong party girl / Chris Hudson -- Consuls, consorts or courtesans? : "Singapore girls" between the nation and the world / Simon Obendorf -- Masculine-feminine tensions in Singaporean Chinese wedding photography : an auto/biographical narrative / Terence Heng -- The trouble with modernity : melodrama and the independent heroine in selected contemporary Malaysian-Malay films / Hanita Mohd. Mohktar-Ritchie -- Memory and the state : remembering the Cantonese black and white amah / Catherine Gomes -- What will it cost you today? : the gendered discourse of parenting / Michelle Lazar -- Gendered dimensions of Islamization : the case of IMAN / Sylva Frisk -- Confronting issues of belonging and non-belonging in the works of four female Malaysian theatre practitioners / Susan Phillip -- Interrogating gender in a Singapore classroom / Chitra Sankaran and Chng Huang Hoon
Control code
896597066
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 196 pages
Isbn
9781138786479
Lccn
2014001967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)896597066

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