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Cultivating Gender: Meanings of Place and Work in Rural Vietnam (Hardback)

Cecilia Bergstedt

ISBN 10: 8776941795 / ISBN 13: 9788776941796
Edité par NIAS Press, Denmark, 2016
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. The husband ploughs, the wife transplants, the buffalo harrows. In rural Vietnam, this ancient saying has survived communist revolution, land reforms and the recent rise of market-oriented household farming. And yet, even if this trinity still pictures the ideal essence of farming life, the reality is that urbanization, labour migration and economic change in the Vietnamese countryside are leading to a feminization of farming. This transformation has profound implications not just for the agricultural sector and the individual women themselves but also for fundamental social structures and relations. By exploring in detail the lived reality of rural life in a northern wet-rice village, the author offers important insights into place, work and (not least) what constitutes femininity and masculinity in Vietnam today. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9788776941796

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Titre : Cultivating Gender: Meanings of Place and ...

Éditeur : NIAS Press, Denmark

Date d'édition : 2016

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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"The husband ploughs, the wife transplants, the buffalo harrows." In rural Vietnam, this ancient saying has survived communist revolution, land reforms and the recent rise of market-oriented household farming. And yet, even if this trinity still pictures the ideal essence of farming life, the reality is that urbanization, labour migration and economic change in the Vietnamese countryside are leading to a feminization of farming. This transformation has profound implications not just for the agricultural sector and the individual women themselves but also for fundamental social structures and relations. By exploring in detail the lived reality of rural life in a northern wet-rice village, the author offers important insights into place, work and (not least) what constitutes femininity and masculinity in Vietnam today.

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