Gender, Sexuality, and Body Politics in Modern Asia

Gender, Sexuality, and Body Politics in Modern Asia

by Michael G. Peletz


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Peletz's book addresses topics of the highest significance for multiple disciplines, effectively linking gender issues and gendered identities to many other matters of current and enduring import across Asia -- including public health, violence, industrialization, and media. Peletz has made an extraordinary effort to do justice to multiple complexities while delivering a wonderfully succinct and lucid text.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780924304811
Publisher: Association for Asian Studies
Publication date: 03/01/2017
Series: Key Issues in Asian Studies
Pages: 142
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

MICHAEL G. PELETZ is Professor and former Chair of Anthropology at Emory University. Professor Peletz’s specialties include social theory, gender, sexuality, kinship, law, religion (especially Islam), and modernity, particularly in Malaysia, Indonesia, and other parts of Southeast Asia and the Pacific Rim. He is the author of Gender Pluralism: Southeast Asia since Early Modern Times (Routledge, 2009); Islamic Modern: Religious Courts and Cultural Politics in Malaysia (Princeton, 2002); Reason and Passion: Representations of Gender in a Malay Society (California, 1996); and A Share of the Harvest: Kinship, Property, and Social History among the Malays of Rembau (California, 1988). He is also the coeditor, with Aihwa Ong, of Bewitching Women, Pious Men: Gender and Body Politics in Southeast Asia (California, 1995).

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