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Author Shibuya, Setsuko, 1966- author

Title Living with uncertainty : social change and the Vietnamese family in the rural Mekong Delta / Setsuko Shibuya
Published Singapore : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2015
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Contents ""Contents""; ""1. Introduction: Family and Society in Vietnam""; ""2. On the Bank of the Mekong River""; ""3. Family as the Social Unit""; ""4. Farming Together""; ""5. Working Outside of the Family""; ""6. Education of Children and the Future""; ""7. Feeling Poor""; ""8. Social Change and the Family in the Rural Mekong Delta""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Summary This book is one of the first ethnographies written on the life of farmers in rural Southern Vietnam since the economic reform in the 1980s. It investigates how social, economic and political factors affect the farmers' life in the Mekong Delta in the late socialist era with a particularly focus on the family, which serves as the basic and most significant social unit for the farmers. Dealing with classical anthropological topics of kinship and family, the book examines them as dynamic institutions. With vivid illustrations of the village life, family farming, education of children, jobs outsi
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-248) and index
Notes In English
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ISEAS, viewed on June 8, 2016)
Subject Families -- Mekong River Delta (Vietnam and Cambodia)
Social change -- Mekong River Delta (Vietnam and Cambodia)
Vietnamese -- Mekong River Delta (Vietnam and Cambodia)
Mekong River Delta (Vietnam and Cambodia) -- Rural conditions.
Mekong River Delta (Vietnam and Cambodia) -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789814620291 (paperback)
9814620297 (paperback)