The Resource Field, forest, and family : women's work and power in rural Laos, Carol J. Ireson

Field, forest, and family : women's work and power in rural Laos, Carol J. Ireson

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Field, forest, and family : women's work and power in rural Laos
Title
Field, forest, and family
Title remainder
women's work and power in rural Laos
Statement of responsibility
Carol J. Ireson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
After the Vietnam War, socialist governments ascended to power in all the countries of the former Indochina. In Laos, more than a decade of socialist reorganization was followed by economic liberalization in the late 1980s. Laotian women had traditionally sustained the household and local economy with their work in field, forest, and family, but political and economic changes markedly affected the context of rural women's prevailing sources of power and subordination. Socialist policies, for example, curtailed women's commercial activities while recognizing women's work in agriculture and child care. In this richly detailed volume, Carol Ireson draws on ten years of fieldwork and research to explore this metamorphosis among Laotian women. Throughout, she poses questions such as: What has happened to women's traditional sources of control over their own and others' activities since the 1975 socialist revolution? Have their traditional sources of power or autonomy expanded or contracted as changing conditions have allowed other groups to appropriate women's traditional resources and roles? Have the dramatic changes had different effects on rural women of differing ethnic backgrounds and varying economic means? Focusing on women from three major ethnic groups - the lowland Lao, the Khmu, and the Hmong - Ireson examines the different ways they have responded to political and economic changes. She shows us that the Laotian experience reveals in microcosm the processes of change toward specialization and integration of women's work into national and global economies and explains how this shift deeply affects women's lives
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ireson-Doolittle, Carol
Index
index present
LC call number
DS555.45.M5
LC item number
I74 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women, Hmong
  • Women, Lao
  • Women, Khmu'
  • Sex role
  • Social change
  • Femmes miao
  • Femmes lao
  • Femmes khmu
  • Rôle selon le sexe
  • Changement social
  • Femmes dans le développement rural
  • Agrarische ontwikkeling
  • Hmong (volk)
  • Lao (volk)
  • Vrouwen
  • Femmes
  • Femmes
  • Agricultrices
  • Femmes hmong
  • Femmes laotiennes
  • Femmes Khmu
  • Rôle selon le sexe
  • Changement social
  • Frauenarbeit
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • Ländlicher Raum
  • Frau
  • Soziale Situation
  • Louangphrabang (Laos : Province)
  • Louangphrabang (Laos : Province)
  • Luang Prabang (Laos : Khoveng)
  • Luang Prabang (Laos : Khoveng)
  • Laos
  • Luang Prabang (Laos ; région)
  • Luang Prabang (Laos ; région)
  • Laos
Label
Field, forest, and family : women's work and power in rural Laos, Carol J. Ireson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Women: Power, Subordination, and Development -- 2. Laos: History, Society, and the Situation of Women -- 3. Traditional Sources of Power in Rural Women's Lives -- 4. Women of Luang Prabang -- 5. Women's Changing Agricultural Activities -- 6. Forest Gathering, Crafts, and Marketing -- 7. Family, Home, and Children -- 8. Politics of Gender and Development: Transformation of the Lao Women's Union -- 9. Rural Laotian Women: Work, Power, and Development
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 285 pages
Isbn
9780813389363
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
96027143
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35068125
  • (OCoLC)ocm35068125
Label
Field, forest, and family : women's work and power in rural Laos, Carol J. Ireson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Women: Power, Subordination, and Development -- 2. Laos: History, Society, and the Situation of Women -- 3. Traditional Sources of Power in Rural Women's Lives -- 4. Women of Luang Prabang -- 5. Women's Changing Agricultural Activities -- 6. Forest Gathering, Crafts, and Marketing -- 7. Family, Home, and Children -- 8. Politics of Gender and Development: Transformation of the Lao Women's Union -- 9. Rural Laotian Women: Work, Power, and Development
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxiii, 285 pages
Isbn
9780813389363
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
96027143
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35068125
  • (OCoLC)ocm35068125

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