New Girl Law: Drafting a Future for Cambodia

New Girl Law: Drafting a Future for Cambodia

by Anne Elizabeth Moore
     
 

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The Cambodian Chbap Srei is a 17th-century book that intended to establish a code of conduct for young women. Staunchly traditional, but repressive and frustrating, the first large group of young women in Cambodia decide to rewrite it with Moore. The year-long process culminates in a grand discussion of human rights and gender equity, and a

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The Cambodian Chbap Srei is a 17th-century book that intended to establish a code of conduct for young women. Staunchly traditional, but repressive and frustrating, the first large group of young women in Cambodia decide to rewrite it with Moore. The year-long process culminates in a grand discussion of human rights and gender equity, and a hand-bound book for all participants. Tragically, the completed book was banned and censored in both Cambodia and the U.S. But what these bold young women learn next about when they are allowed to speak, and to whom, is chilling. 

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"New Girl Law is a post-Empirical, proto-fourth-wave-feminist memoir-cum-academic abstract that scrutinizes the current reality and future hope for women aspiring to positions of power in Cambodia." —Kathleen Willcox, Bust Magazine

If you have ever thought, ‘How can I, as a privileged woman/man/feminist/person from the United States/Western world, help the women of [choose a developing country] achieve freedom and be empowered?’ you need to read this book.”  —Veronica I. Arreola, vivalafeminista.com

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781621064626
Publisher:
Microcosm Publishing
Publication date:
02/21/2013
Series:
Cambodian Grrrl Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Anne Elizabeth Moore is the author of several books including Cambodian Grrrl and Unmarketable. Her writing has been published in Feministing, In These Times, The Onion, and The Stranger, among others. She teaches at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and has been featured on NPR’s Worldview. She lives in Chicago.

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