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Women Workers, Migration and Family in Sarawak

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en Limba Engleză Hardback – December 2002
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.
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ISBN-13: 9780700717446
ISBN-10: 0700717447
Pagini: 192
Dimensiuni: 155 x 246 x 16 mm
Greutate: 0.42 kg
Ediția: New.
Editura: Routledge


List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. A Methodological Discussion
Chapter 3. Doing Fieldwork at Home
Chapter 4. The Socio-Economic Context of Change
Chapter 5. To Market, To Market: Rural-Urban Migration and Becoming Modern
Chapter 6. Overqualified and Underpaid: Wage Work in the Personal Services Sector
Chapter 7. Sex and Salaries: Single Women Migrants in the City
Chapter 8. Marriage, Money and Men: Working Mothers and their Households
Chapter 9. The Hand that Rocks the Cradle Leaves Wage Work: Bidayuh Housewives
Chapter 10. Holding their Own: Four Women and their Stories
Chapter 11. Conclusion

Notă biografică

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