Main : Asia, globalisation, human rights, non-fiction
215 x 137 mm
Yayori Matsui Translated by Noriko Toyokaw & Carolyn Francis
This remarkable book charts the effects of the economic boom on women across Asia. Yayori Matsui, one of Japan’s leading journalists, demonstrates how Asian women are confronting rapid economic development which is accompanied by widespread infringement of human rights. Matsui explores the impact of globalization and trafficking of women, sexual violence and so-called ‘development projects’ resulting in deforestation and displacement of communities. But she also discovers the hope of women’s credit co-ops, women-organized anti-logging blockades and campaigns against trafficking. She unearths the resistances to the dictatorship of development and ways of alleviating women’s poverty.
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‘Matsui makes a compelling case for alternative models of development …’Lucy Sussex, The Age
‘This is a timely, forward-looking discussion that allows the reader a rare insight into the daily lives of a selection of women in Asia. It is a valuable source of information … [on] the effects of economic modernisation. Moreover, this text is a must for anyone with a concern for social justice.'Rachel Burke, Asian Studies Review
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