Description - Women in the New Asia by Yayori Matsui
This work charts the effects of the economic boom on women across Asia. It shows how Asian women are confronting rapid economic development accompanied by widespread infringement of their human rights. Analyzing the lives of women in Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, Taiwan, China, Nepal and Korea, Yayori Matsui explores globalization, the feminization of migration, sexual violence, prostitution, and development projects as the cause of mass deforestation and displacement of entire communities. The book presents women's positive political reaction through credit co-ops, democratization movements and the unionization of women workers. The author meets women who have organized anti-logging blockades, literacy classes and campaigns against trafficking, and finds women across Asia resisting the dictatorship of development, the feminization of poverty and patriarchal values. Throughout the continent, she finds the seeds of hope for a new Asia.
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Author Biography - Yayori Matsui
Yaori Matsui is a founder of the Asia-Japan Women's Resource Center and edits the journal Women's 21st Century.