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The Resource Lost voices : Central Asian women confronting transition, Yvonne Corcoran-Nantes

Lost voices : Central Asian women confronting transition, Yvonne Corcoran-Nantes

Label
Lost voices : Central Asian women confronting transition
Title
Lost voices
Title remainder
Central Asian women confronting transition
Statement of responsibility
Yvonne Corcoran-Nantes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Yvonne Corcoran-Nantes offers a timely analysis of the lives of Muslim women during the Soviet era, and considers the impact of the shift from Soviet communism to Western capitalist ideals and its impact on gender relations in the region. The uneasy synthesis between socialism and Islam under the Soviet regime offered many women considerable status and personal freedom in public life, but these gains have been rapidly eroded in the process of 'democratization'. Opportunities for women have entered into serious decline in terms of employment, education and socio-political status. Unlike many commentators, she offers a convincing argument that the main threat to the socio-political status of women in Central Asia is not Islamic fundamentalism, but the imposition of free-market principles and Western 'liberal democratic' ideals. Woven into the text is a subtle analysis of the ways in which Central Asian women negotiate feminism, whether ushered in by Soviet women during sovietization, or by Western NGOs in the region today."--Jacket
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Corcoran-Nantes, Yvonne
Dewey number
305.486970958
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1735.22
LC item number
.C67 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Muslim women
  • Muslim women
  • Post-communism
  • Asia, Central
  • Asia, Central
Target audience
specialized
Label
Lost voices : Central Asian women confronting transition, Yvonne Corcoran-Nantes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [191]-201) 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
Introduction -- Seeing through Western eyes and the sound of Western voices: women, feminism and debate post-perestroika -- Gender, Islam and nationalism: subterfuge and resistance in the Soviet era -- The private and public face of economic emancipation: gender, work and education -- A healthy generation: women, environment and reproductive health -- Faith, community and fire : women, Islam and the family -- Climbing the political mountain: female empowerment and disempowerment in a post-Soviet era -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
57006920
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781842775363
Isbn Type
(cased)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Lost voices : Central Asian women confronting transition, Yvonne Corcoran-Nantes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [191]-201) 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
Introduction -- Seeing through Western eyes and the sound of Western voices: women, feminism and debate post-perestroika -- Gender, Islam and nationalism: subterfuge and resistance in the Soviet era -- The private and public face of economic emancipation: gender, work and education -- A healthy generation: women, environment and reproductive health -- Faith, community and fire : women, Islam and the family -- Climbing the political mountain: female empowerment and disempowerment in a post-Soviet era -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
57006920
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9781842775363
Isbn Type
(cased)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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