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The Resource The flaming womb : repositioning women in early modern Southeast Asia, Barbara Watson Andaya, (electronic resource)

The flaming womb : repositioning women in early modern Southeast Asia, Barbara Watson Andaya, (electronic resource)

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The flaming womb : repositioning women in early modern Southeast Asia
Title
The flaming womb
Title remainder
repositioning women in early modern Southeast Asia
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Barbara Watson Andaya
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Language
eng
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CaPaEBR
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Andaya, Barbara Watson
Dewey number
305.40959/0903
LC call number
HQ1745.8
LC item number
.A683 2006eb
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ebrary, Inc
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  • Women
  • Women
  • Women
  • Sex role
  • Southeast Asia
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"The Princess of the Flaming Womb," the Javanese legend that introduces this pioneering study, symbolizes the many ambiguities attached to femaleness in Southeast Asian societies. Yet despite these ambiguities, the relatively egalitarian nature of male-female relations in Southeast Asia is central to arguments claiming a coherent identity for the region. This challenging work by senior scholar Barbara Watson Andaya considers such contradictions while offering a thought-provoking view of Southeast Asian history that focuses on women's roles and perceptions. Andaya explores the broad themes of the early modern era (1500-1800)--the introduction of new religions, major economic shifts, changing patterns of state control, the impact of elite lifestyles and behaviors--drawing on an extraordinary range of sources and citing numerous examples from Thai, Vietnamese, Burmese, Philippine, and Malay societies
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The flaming womb : repositioning women in early modern Southeast Asia, Barbara Watson Andaya, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-316) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Women and "Southeast Asia" -- Early modernity, sources, and women's history -- Women and religious change -- Women and economic change -- States, subjects, and households -- Women, courts, and class -- Being female in "early modern" Southeast Asia -- Conclusion
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000155863
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unknown
Isbn
9780824829551
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(hardcover : alk. paper)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000155863
Label
The flaming womb : repositioning women in early modern Southeast Asia, Barbara Watson Andaya, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 297-316) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Women and "Southeast Asia" -- Early modernity, sources, and women's history -- Women and religious change -- Women and economic change -- States, subjects, and households -- Women, courts, and class -- Being female in "early modern" Southeast Asia -- Conclusion
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000155863
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780824829551
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000155863

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