Discrimination and Development in Asia
By (author) Elisabeth Croll
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Endangered Daughters by Elisabeth Croll
Book DescriptionThis unique and groundbreaking book seeks to re-focus gender debate onto the issue of daughter discrimination - a phenomenon still hidden and unacknowledged across the world. It asks the controversial question of why millions of girls do not appear to be surviving to adulthood in contemporary Asia. In the first major study available of this emotive and sensitive issue, Elisabeth Croll investigates the extent of discrimination against female children in Asia and shifts the focus of attention firmly from son-preference to daughter-discrimination. This book brings together demographic data and anthropological field studies to reveal the multiple ways in which girls are disadvantaged, from excessive child mortality to the withholding of health care and education on the basis of gender. Focusing especially on China and India, the book reveals the surprising coincidence of increasing daughter discrimination with rising economic development, declining fertility and the generally improved status of women in East and South Asia. Essential reading for all those interested in gender in contemporary society.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415247641
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Elisabeth Croll
Feminism and Socialism in China, Paperback (March 2013)
First published in 1978, this title explores the inter-relationship of feminism and socialism and the contribution of each towards the redefinition of the role and status of women in China.
Politics of Marriage in Contemporary China, Paperback (February 2010)
Dr Elisabeth Croll examines the institute of marriage in the People's Republic of China.
China's New Consumers, Hardback (October 2006)
Combining economic trends with the author's anthropological background, this book details the livelihoods and lifestyles of China's social categories.
From Heaven to Earth, Paperback (November 1993)» View all books by Elisabeth Croll
Elisabeth Croll examines the images, policies and experiences of development in China since 1979, and links the Chinese peasants' experience of revolution and reform with their conceptualizations of time and change.
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