Khmer Women on the Move: Exploring Work and Life in Urban Cambodia (Southeast Asia: Politics, Meaning, and Memory)

Khmer Women on the Move: Exploring Work and Life in Urban Cambodia (Southeast Asia: Politics, Meaning, and Memory)

Annuska Derks


"Khmer girls at the circulation" bargains a desirable ethnography of younger Cambodian ladies who flow from the geographical region to paintings in Cambodia's capital urban, Phnom Penh. lady migration and concrete employment are emerging, prompted by way of Cambodia's transition from a closed socialist procedure to an open marketplace financial system. This e-book demanding situations the dominant perspectives of those younger rural ladies - that they're managed through worldwide financial forces and nationwide improvement regulations or trapped through restrictive customs and Cambodia's tragic background. the writer indicates as an alternative how those girls form and effect the tactics of swap happening in present-day Cambodia.Based on box learn between ladies operating within the garment undefined, prostitution, and highway buying and selling, the ebook explores the advanced interaction among their studies and activities, gender roles, and the wider historic context. the point of interest on girls curious about other kinds of labor permits new perception into women's mobility, highlighting similarities and ameliorations in operating stipulations and reviews. younger women's skill to make use of networks of accelerating measurement and complexity permits them to flow into and among geographic and social areas that stretch some distance past the village context. Women's mobility is extra expressed within the versatile styles of habit that younger rural ladies show whilst attempting to satisfy their very own "modern" aspirations besides their relatives responsibilities and cultural beliefs.

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