ERIC Number: ED422266
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Asian Women and Their Work: A Geography of Gender and Development. Pathways in Geography Resource Publication: No. 17.
Prorok, Carolyn V, Ed.; Chhokar, Kiran Banga, Ed.
This guide provides essays and learning activities relating to gender issues and economic development in Asian nations. This collection of essays provides broad coverage of Asia from Iran to Malaysia to Korea, while maintaining a focus on South Asia for contrast. They represent a variety of Asian cultural and religious groups while focusing on the religion of Islam for contrast and depth. The essays emphasize that the diversity of experiences and circumstances of Asian women are as significant as those they hold in common. There are eight essays with accompanying learning activities for each essay. Essays include: (1) "Women and Gender in Contemporary China" (Carolyn L. Carter); (2) "Women and Development on Cheju Island, South Korea" (Siyoung Park); (3) "Development and Factory Women: Negative Perceptions from a Malaysian Source Area" (Amriah Buang); (4) "Gender and Spatial Mobility in Iran" (Mohammad Hemmasi); (5) "Gender Relations in Rural Bangladesh: Aspects of Differential Norms about Fertility, Morality, and Health Practices" (K. Maudood Elahi); (6) "Women's Roles in Rural Sri Lanka" (Anoja Wickramasinghe); (7) "Invisible Agricultural Labor in India" (Parvati Raghuram); and (8) "An Equitable Future?: A Brief Look at Women's Activities in Asia" (Kiran Banga Chhoker, Chiang Lan-hung, Carolyn V. Prorok). A 32-item annotated bibliography concludes the volume. (EH)
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Developing Nations, Development, Females, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Geography, Geography Instruction, Islam, Non Western Civilization, Secondary Education, Sex Discrimination, Social Studies, Womens Studies
National Council for Geographic Education, 16A Leonard Hall, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA 15705.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Geographic Education.
Identifiers - Location: Asia