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Engendering Hong Kong society : a gender perspective of women's status / edited by Fanny M. Cheung.

Contributor(s): Cheung, Fanny M.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Hong Kong : Chinese University Press, ©1997Description: viii, 399 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9622017363; 9789622017368.Subject(s): Women -- China -- Hong Kong | Sex role -- China -- Hong KongAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Engendering Hong Kong society.DDC classification: 305.42/095125 Other classification: 73.45 | 305.42095125
Contents:
Education and labour force participation of women in Hong Kong / Grace C.L. Mak, Chung Yue-ping -- The Politics of opportunity: gender and work in Hong Kong. Part I: the gendered segmentation of the labour market / Robert I. Westwood, Ngo Hang-yue, Leung Shuk-mei -- The Politics of opportunity: gender and work in Hong Kong. Part II: the vertical dimension and theoretical accounts of the sexual division of labour at work / Robert I. Westwood -- The Hidden abode of domestic labour: the case of Hong Kong / Choi Po-king, Lee Ching-kwan -- Gender role identity, stereotypes, and attitudes in Hong Kong / Fanny M. Cheung ... [et al.] -- Women and the state in Hong Kong / Kwok Pui-lan ... [et al.] -- Women's concern groups in Hong Kong / Betty L.L. Lai, Au Kit-chun, Fanny M. Cheung -- Women and cultural tradition in Hong Kong / Yip Hon-ming -- On colonies, colonials, and the colonized: contextualizing women's studies in Hong Kong / Maria H.A. Jaschok.
Review: "This book provides a scholarly overview of women's status in Hong Kong from a gender perspective. The contributors are associated with the Gender Research Programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The chapters offer substantive analyses on the indicators of women's status, including education, work, division of domestic labour, gender roles, women's movement, and public policies affecting women. The historical-cultural context of women's status and the cross-cultural relevance of women's studies are also examined. This book embraces both longitudinal as well as cross-sectional perspectives, and includes both quantitative and qualitative materials. It is not only a scholarly document on Chinese women in Hong Kong, but also a statement marking their changing status. Readers interested in women's issues, gender studies, and Chinese studies will find this book a useful reference."--BOOK JACKET.
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Book: Standard Hewitson Library, Presbyterian Research Centre
England Collection HQ1781 .E54 1997 (Browse shelf) Available 18-901

Includes bibliographical references.

Education and labour force participation of women in Hong Kong / Grace C.L. Mak, Chung Yue-ping -- The Politics of opportunity: gender and work in Hong Kong. Part I: the gendered segmentation of the labour market / Robert I. Westwood, Ngo Hang-yue, Leung Shuk-mei -- The Politics of opportunity: gender and work in Hong Kong. Part II: the vertical dimension and theoretical accounts of the sexual division of labour at work / Robert I. Westwood -- The Hidden abode of domestic labour: the case of Hong Kong / Choi Po-king, Lee Ching-kwan -- Gender role identity, stereotypes, and attitudes in Hong Kong / Fanny M. Cheung ... [et al.] -- Women and the state in Hong Kong / Kwok Pui-lan ... [et al.] -- Women's concern groups in Hong Kong / Betty L.L. Lai, Au Kit-chun, Fanny M. Cheung -- Women and cultural tradition in Hong Kong / Yip Hon-ming -- On colonies, colonials, and the colonized: contextualizing women's studies in Hong Kong / Maria H.A. Jaschok.

"This book provides a scholarly overview of women's status in Hong Kong from a gender perspective. The contributors are associated with the Gender Research Programme at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. The chapters offer substantive analyses on the indicators of women's status, including education, work, division of domestic labour, gender roles, women's movement, and public policies affecting women. The historical-cultural context of women's status and the cross-cultural relevance of women's studies are also examined. This book embraces both longitudinal as well as cross-sectional perspectives, and includes both quantitative and qualitative materials. It is not only a scholarly document on Chinese women in Hong Kong, but also a statement marking their changing status. Readers interested in women's issues, gender studies, and Chinese studies will find this book a useful reference."--BOOK JACKET.

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