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Title Village mothers, city daughters : women and urbanization in Sarawak / edited by Hew Cheng Sim
Published Singapore : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (x, 150 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Urbanization in Sarawak: a context / Hew Cheng Sim -- Gender, wages and labour migration / Goy Siew Ching, Low Kuek Long -- Women and health / Adela Baer -- Madness and the hegemony of healing: the legacy of colonial psychiatry in Sarawak / Sara Ashencaen Crabtree -- Elderly women's experiences of urbanization / Ling How Kee -- Like a chicken standing on one leg: urbanization and single mothers / Hew Cheng Sim -- From highlands to lowlands: Kelabit women and their migrant daughters / Poline Bala -- Conclusion / Hew Cheng Sim
Summary Presents a collection of studies on the experiences of women as they encounter the forces of modernization altering the face of contemporary Borneo. Discusses the pressing issue of urbanization and rural-urban migration as experienced by women in Southeast Asia
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Original: x, 150 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed May 23, 2014)
Subject Rural-urban migration -- Social aspects -- Malaysia -- Sarawak.
Urbanization -- Social aspects -- Malaysia -- Sarawak.
Women -- Employment -- Malaysia -- Sarawak.
Women -- Malaysia -- Sarawak -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
Author Hew, Cheng Sim.
ISBN 9789812304155 (paperback)
9789812305725 (electronic book)
9812304150 (paperback)
9812305726 (electronic book)