The Lao: Gender, Power, And Livelihood by Carol Ireson-DoolittleThe Lao: Gender, Power, And Livelihood by Carol Ireson-Doolittle

The Lao: Gender, Power, And Livelihood

byCarol Ireson-Doolittle, Geraldine Moreno-Black

Paperback | December 9, 2003

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The Lao discusses culture and village life in Laos, exploring topics of kinship and family, gender relations, households, religion, livelihood strategies, and ethnicity. In particular, the effects of recent development projects on the relative power of men and women in rural Lao society, and the responses of women to those changes, are highlighted. Ireson-Doolittle and Moreno-Black not only provide a description of life on the ground but also explore how local affairs are connected to the wider world, and how the Lao people preserve traditions while also responding to change.
Carol Ireson-Doolittle is professor of Sociology at Willamette University and the author of Field, Forest, and Family: Women's Work and Power in Rural Laos (Westview 1996). Her research and teaching interests focus on gender, development and globalization, and Asia. She first worked in Laos as a volunteer in the late 1960s, and has liv...
Title:The Lao: Gender, Power, And LivelihoodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:212 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.48 inPublished:December 9, 2003Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0813340632

ISBN - 13:9780813340630

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