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Reconfiguring families in contemporary Vietnam / edited by Magali Barbieri and Danièle Bélanger
Bib ID 4601402
Format BookBook
Description Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2009 
xiv, 444 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780804760577

Contemporary issues in Asia and the Pacific.


"Reconfiguring Families in Contemporary Vietnam chronicles and analyzes the most significant change for families in Vietnam's recent past - the transition to a market economy, referred to as Doi Moi in Vietnamese and generally translated as the "renovation". Two decades have passed since the wide-ranging institutional transformations that took place reconfigured the ways families produce and reproduce. The downsizing of the socialist welfare system and the return of the household as the unit of production and consumption redefined the boundaries between the public and private."

"This volume is the first to offer a multidisciplinary perspective that sets its gaze exclusively on processes at work in the everyday lives of families, and on the implications for gender and intergenerational relations. By focusing on families, this book shifts the spotlight from macro transformations of the renovation era, orchestrated by those in power, to micro-level transformations, experienced daily in households between husbands and wives, parents and children, grandparents and other family members."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • Introduction : state, families, and the making of transitions in Vietnam / Danièle Bélanger and Magali Barbieri
  • State and the family : reproductive policies and practices / Catherine Scornet
  • Health and health-seeking behavior in Vietnam during the 1990s / Anil Deolalikar
  • The family : a cornerstone in the current fight against HIV/AIDS / Myriam de Loenzien
  • Doi moi and older adults : intergenerational support under the constraints of reform / Magali Barbieri
  • From youth to adulthood : benchmarks and pathways in modern Vietnam / Peter Xenos ... [et al.]
  • Family change in Vietnam's Red River Delta : from war, to reunification, to renovation / Rukmalie Jayakody and Vu Tuân Huy
  • The legacy of doi moi, the legacy of immigration : overseas Vietnamese grooms come home to Vietnam / Hung Cam Thai
  • Daughters, work and families in globalizing Vietnam / Danièle Bélanger and Kate Pendakis
  • A home divided : work, body, and emotions in the post doi-moi family / Truong Huyên Chi

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Families -- Economic aspects -- Vietnam -- Congresses.  |  Family policy -- Vietnam -- Congresses.  |  Social change -- Vietnam -- Congresses.  |  Vietnam -- Economic policy -- 1975- -- Congresses.
Other authors/contributors Barbiéri, Magali  |  Bélanger, Danièle


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