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Author Andaya, Barbara Watson, author

Title The flaming womb : repositioning women in early modern Southeast Asia / Barbara Watson Andaya
Published Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 335 pages) : maps
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
Summary Annotation "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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-316) and index
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Subject Sex role -- Southeast Asia -- History.
Women -- History -- Modern period, 1600-
Women -- Southeast Asia -- History.
Women -- Southeast Asia -- Social conditions.
Asia, Southeastern -- Social conditions.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2006012670
ISBN 0824864727 (electronic bk.)
143566583X (electronic bk.)
9780824864729 (electronic bk.)
9781435665835 (electronic bk.)