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Women in modern Burma / Tharaphi Than
Bib ID 6417502
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Than, Tharaphi, author
 
Description London ; New York : Routledge, 2014 
©2014 
xvi, 177 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780415687577 (hardback)
Invalid ISBN 9781315883908 (ebook)
Series

Routledge studies in the modern history of Asia (2005) ; 88.

Summary

"Presents a comprehensive overview of the role of women in Burmese society from independence in 1948 to the present. It covers women in politics, women writers, working women, marginalised women such as prostitutes, and women's role in the 1940s as freedom fighters and since 1988 as campaigners for political reform. It shows how, although Burmese women project to the outside world an image of being strong, as exemplified by Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the opposition, women do not in fact enjoy gender equality"--

Full contents
  • Print media and women journalists, editors, and writers
  • Women's education
  • The creation of the Burma Women's Army
  • Disbanding the army and communist women
  • Women and modernity
  • Marginalized women in the making of the "Burman" nation.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Women -- Burma -- Social conditions -- 20th century.  |  Women -- Burma -- Social conditions -- 21st century.  |  Women's rights -- Burma -- History -- 20th century.  |  Women's rights -- Burma -- History -- 21st century.

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