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Title The Lao : gender, power, and livelihood / Carol Ireson-Doolittle, Geraldine Moreno-Black.
Imprint [Place of publication not identified] : Routledge, 2019.

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Description 1 online resource (212 pages)
Series Case studies in anthropology
Note "First published 2004."
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
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Subject Women, Lao -- Social conditions.
Women, Lao -- Economic conditions.
Women, Lao -- Employment.
Sexual division of labor -- Laos.
Women in development -- Laos.
Sex role -- Government policy -- Laos.
Laos -- Social conditions.
Laos -- Economic conditions.
Laos.
Contents Tables and Figures, Series Editor Preface, Acknowledgments, Introduction: Women, Livelihood, and Social Change, THE PERSISTENT QUESTIONS, How WE KNOW WHAT WE KNOW: FIELDWORK IN LAOS, THE REST OF THE BOOK, Laos: Historical Contexts, LAOS: RECENT HISTORY AND NATIONAL CONTEXT, PATTERNED GENDER INEQUALITIES AND LAO WOMEN, GENDER, SOCIALISM, AND SOCIAL CHANGE, EQUALITY AND NATIONAL POLICIES, 1975-1995, CONCLUSION, Laos: Village Contexts, THE RURAL HOUSEHOLD AND HOUSEHOLD ECONOMY, VILLAGE UNITY, VILLAGE LIFE DURING THE WAR YEARS, VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT, CONCLUSION, Family, Home, Children, and Change, FAMILY AND KIN RELATIONS, GIVING BIRTH AND RAISING CHILDREN, SOCIALISM AND EARLY ECONOMIC LIBERALIZATION: EFFECTS ON FAMILY LIFE, CONCLUSION, Making a Living from the Land: Economics, Gender, and Power, THE AGRICULTURAL CYCLE: CELEBRATION AND CULTIVATION, CHANGING AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES: SOCIALIST REORGANIZATION (1975-1988), CHANGING AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITIES: EARLY ECONOMIC LIBERALIZATION (1988-1995), CONCLUSION, Making a Living in Commerce: Textiles, TEXTILE PRODUCTION, TEXTILE BUSINESSES, CONCLUSION, Gender, Ethnicity, and Development in Luang Prabang THREE STORIES:THE WOMEN AND THEIR VILLAGES, THE LUANG PRABANG WOMEN'S DEVELOPMENT PROJECT, CONCLUSION, Women and Social Change Among the Lao, HISTORICAL FACTORS, SOCIAL CHANGE, GLOBAL-LOCAL LINKAGES, SENSE OF AGENCY, Glossary, References, Index
Summary 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, it highlights 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. I
Other Author Moreno-Black, Geraldine, author.
Other Title Print version : 9780813340623