Gender in Modern Central Asia

Edited by: Thomas Kruessmann

Contributions by: Roza Otunbayeva

Women maintain the fabric of Central Asian societies, but they come under increasing pressure. There is a widespread re-traditionalization of gender roles taking place, and women's status in public life is continuously decreasing. With a foreword by the former President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Mme. Roza Otunbayeva, this book sheds light on some of the issues behind the gender statistics and legal implementation challenges commonly known in the West, using a wide variety of methodological approaches and combining scholarly interest with an activist stance. This qualitative approach is the only suitable way of understanding the nature of the issues arising in the pivotal region of Central Asia. (Series: Gender Discussion / Gender-Diskussion - Vol. 26) [Subject: Sociology, Asian Studies, Women's Studies, Gender Studies]

Publication Date: 8/24/2015
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643906762