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Social Science Women's Studies

Asian Women


edited by Tineke Hellwig & Sunera Thobani

Canadian Scholars' Press Inc.
Initial publish date
Dec 2005
Women's Studies, Asian American Studies, Developing Countries, Media Studies
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This collection places Asian women centre stage and challenges a dichotomized view of Asia and the "west" or "north." It offers an understanding of Asian women in their networks of connections through the work of feminist scholars discussing Asian women in North America, Asia, Europe, and Australia. While the focus is on how Asian women are socially constructed and represented in books, on screen, and in the media, it also includes discussions on how Asian women present and represent themselves.
Few books deal with Asian women's interconnections, and yet fewer express the range of theoretical perspectives, linkages, and disciplines that are the focus of this collection. Asian Women: Interconnections opens important intellectual discussions about Asian Canadian feminism, and comparative feminisms.

About the authors

Dr. Tineke Hellwig is the Chair of Women's Studies and Associate Professor in Asian Studies, University of British Columbia.

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Sunera Thobani was born in Buboka, Tanzania. She came to Canada in 1989. Thobani helped organize against to opening of sex selection clinics in British Columbia and was a founding member of SAWAN (South Asian Women's Network). She was elected president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC), the largest feminist organization in Canada, in 1993. She is a single mother.

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