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The flaming womb : repositioning women in early modern Southeast Asia /

Annotation "The Princess of the Flaming Womb," the Javanese legend that introduces this pioneering study, symbolizes the many ambiguities attached to femaleness in Southeast Asian societies. Yet despite these ambiguities, the relatively egalitarian nature of male-female relations in Southe...

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Main Author: Andaya, Barbara Watson, (Author)
Format: Online Book
Language:English
Published: Honolulu : University of Hawaiʻi Press, ©2006.
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Online Access:Online version
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Summary:Annotation "The Princess of the Flaming Womb," the Javanese legend that introduces this pioneering study, symbolizes the many ambiguities attached to femaleness in Southeast Asian societies. Yet despite these ambiguities, the relatively egalitarian nature of male-female relations in Southeast Asia is central to arguments claiming a coherent identity for the region. This challenging work by senior scholar Barbara Watson Andaya considers such contradictions while offering a thought-provoking view of Southeast Asian history that focuses on women's roles and perceptions. Andaya explores the broad themes of the early modern era (1500-1800)--the introduction of new religions, major economic shifts, changing patterns of state control, the impact of elite lifestyles and behaviors--drawing on an extraordinary range of sources and citing numerous examples from Thai, Vietnamese, Burmese, Philippine, and Malay societies.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xi, 335 pages) : maps
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-316) and index.
ISBN:9781435665835
143566583X
9780824864729
0824864727
Access:JSTOR Electronic access restricted to Villanova University patrons.