Sustainable Development Goals Series

Urban Spaces and Gender in Asia

Editors: Joshi, Divya Upadhyaya, Brassard, Caroline (Eds.)

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  • Explores how urbanization is affecting gender equity in the Asia-Pacific region
  • Brings together contributors from the humanities and social sciences to offer a multi-disciplinary perspective
  • Includes important sub-themes from queer studies concerning LGBT issues
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About this book

Exploring the relationship between place and identity, this book gathers 30 papers that highlight experiences from throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The countries profiled include China, India, Japan, Indonesia, and Thailand. Readers will gain a better understanding of how urbanization is affecting gender equity in Asian-Pacific cities in the 21st century.

The contributing authors examine the practical implications of urban development and link them with the broader perspective of urban ecology. They consider how visceral experiences connect with structural and discursive spheres. Further, they investigate how multiple, interconnected relations of power shape gender (in)equity in urban ecologies, and address such issues as construction of Kawaii as an idealized femininity, diversity among homosexuals in urban India, and single women and rental housing.

In turn, the authors present hitherto unexplored sub-themes from historiography and existentialist literary perspectives, and share a vast range of multi-disciplinary views on issues concerning gendered dispossession due to the impact of urban policy and governance. The topics covered include socio-spatial and ethnic segregation in urban spaces; intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, and caste in urban spaces; and identity-based marginalization, including that of LGBT groups. Overall, the book brings together perspectives from the humanities and the social sciences, and represents a valuable contribution to the vital theoretical and practical debates on urbanism and gender equity.   

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Urban Spaces, Gender and Development Goals in Asia

    Pages 1-13

    Joshi, Divya Upadhyaya (et al.)

  • Protection or Discrimination? The Case of Nepal’s Policy Banning Female Migrant Workers

    Pages 17-34

    Shivakoti, Richa

  • Struggling for Survival in Urban Spaces: Women’s Paid and Unpaid Work in Selected Indian Slums

    Pages 35-47

    Mehta, Aasha Kapur (et al.)

  • An Exploratory Study on “Urban-Ecological Adaptation”, Gender Equality and Work–Life Balance in Japanese Companies

    Pages 49-64

    Yamaguchi, I.

  • Starting Up a Business in ASEAN: A Gender Perspective

    Pages 65-91

    Tam, Bui Thi Minh (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-36494-6
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Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
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Softcover $139.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Spaces and Gender in Asia
Editors
  • Divya Upadhyaya Joshi
  • Caroline Brassard
Series Title
Sustainable Development Goals Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-36494-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-36494-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-36493-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-36496-0
Series ISSN
2523-3084
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 196
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
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