The Resource Gender and slum culture in urban Asia, Susanne Thorbek ; translated by Brian Fredsfod

Gender and slum culture in urban Asia, Susanne Thorbek ; translated by Brian Fredsfod

Label
Gender and slum culture in urban Asia
Title
Gender and slum culture in urban Asia
Statement of responsibility
Susanne Thorbek ; translated by Brian Fredsfod
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • dan
  • eng
Summary
Rapid urbanization has always spawned slums. But what are they like to live in? And particularly for women? This study of slum culture and gender relations compares two slums in Asia - Ratmalana in Colombo and Khlong Toey in Bangkok - and shows how the impact of urbanization, economic change and national politics has differed significantly in Sri Lanka and Thailand, despite their common cultural background of Theravada Buddhism. The book explores the impact of these differences on gender relations and the lives of the very poorest men and women. Dr Thorbek, a Danish sociologist, discusses how gender identity is defined; the contradictions between culture as publicly expressed and privately practised in women's daily activities; and how female identity may be understood in each country. And, as in her previous, highly acclaimed Voices from the City; Women of Bangkok (Zed Books, 1987), the author allows the women in the slums to speak through her pages
Member of
Dewey number
305.42/095493
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1735.8.Z9
LC item number
C64137 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Gender and slum culture in urban Asia, Susanne Thorbek ; translated by Brian Fredsfod
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [230]-233)
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  • mel
Contents
Pt. 1. Urbanization and Gender. 1. The City. 2. The Welfare State. 3. Migration and Gender. 4. Women's Lives in Ratmalana and Khlong Toey - Urbanization and Gender Struggle -- Pt. 2. The Significance of Being a Woman. 5. Gender as Destiny. 6. Clusters around the Mother. 7. Work and Identity. 8. Women's Lives in Ratmalana and Khlong Toey - Material Conditions and Identity -- Pt. 3. Two Women. 9. Swarna. 10. Damnika -- Pt. 4. Slum Culture and Gender. 11. Slum Culture and Social Movements. 12. Slum Culture in Daily Life. 13. Organization in Ratmalana. 14. Women's Lives in Ratmalana and Khlong Toey - Gender and Culture
Control code
000010977536
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
233 p.
Isbn
9781856491273
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
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.b16574564
System control number
  • rmr7300003
  • (OCoLC)30518270

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