Women Workers, Migration and Family in Sarawak by Cheng Sim Hew
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Women Workers, Migration and Family in Sarawak
By Cheng Sim Hew

Women Workers, Migration and Family in Sarawak

By (author) See other recent books by Cheng Sim Hew
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $235.00
Your Price: $211.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $23.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $10.58 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days, Not for Xmas



Women Workers, Migration and Family in Sarawak by Cheng Sim Hew

Book Description

In many parts of South-East Asia, women's lifestyles are going through enormous changes as women move from traditional rural, agricultural lifestyles to modern, urban lifestyles, which often involve migration to cities, taking on paid work, and having a quite different relationship with their families. This book, based on intensive research among the women of the Bidayuh people in Sarawak, all of them first generation migrant wage workers, explores the extent to which women's lifestyles are changing, and the reasons which prompt women to make the changes. How far are such women driven by economic considerations, how far by dissatisfaction with traditional lifestyles, and how far by the appeal of a glamorous urban lifestyle? The author's research includes detailed interviews in the field, and much of this interview material is included in the book, thereby enabling the Bidayuh women to tell their own stories as they grapple with the rapid changes swirling around them.

Buy Women Workers, Migration and Family in Sarawak book by Cheng Sim Hew from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780700717446
ISBN-10: 0700717447
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: RoutledgeCurzon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Cheng Sim Hew

Village Mothers, City Daughters by Cheng Sim Hew Village Mothers, City Daughters, Hardback (January 2008)

Draws together a collection of studies on the diverse and transformatory experiences of women as they encounter the forces of modernization altering the face of contemporary Borneo. This title presents the human and gendered face of development.

» View all books by Cheng Sim Hew

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Women Workers, Migration and Family in Sarawak book by Cheng Sim Hew and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Cheng Sim Hew

HEW Cheng Sim teaches in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Universtiy of Malaysia, Sarawak.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Cheng Sim Hew close
Women Workers, Migration and Family in Sarawak by Cheng Sim Hew
Village Mothers, City Daughters by Cheng Sim Hew
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close