Women, Time and Power in Cambodia

Women, Time and Power in Cambodia

by Trudy Jacobson
     
 

In a narrative and visual tour de force, Trudy Jacobsen examines the relationship between women and power in Cambodian history. Here, she seeks to describe when and why the status of women changed and what factors contributed to these changes. Although Cambodian women have been represented at different times as 'powerless' in Western analyses, the author argues that… See more details below

Overview

In a narrative and visual tour de force, Trudy Jacobsen examines the relationship between women and power in Cambodian history. Here, she seeks to describe when and why the status of women changed and what factors contributed to these changes. Although Cambodian women have been represented at different times as 'powerless' in Western analyses, the author argues that they have continued to exercise authority outside those areas of concern to Western constructs of power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788776940010
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date:
03/30/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Glossary

1 Introducing the Goddesses 1

2 Devi, Rajni, Dasi, Mat 17

3 Behind the Apsara 42

4 Goddesses Lost? 74

5 Hostages, Heroines and Hostilities 109

6 'Traditional' Cambodia 131

7 Cherchez la femme 148

8 'Liberation' 181

9 Into the fields 218

10 Picking Up the Pieces 238

11 Contemporary Conspiracies 259

12 Goddesses Found 284

Bibliography 291

Index 321

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