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Amidst the unevenness and unpredictability of swap within the Asia-Pacific sector, women's lives are being reworked. This quantity takes up the problem of exploring the ways that ladies are lively gamers, collaborators, members, leaders and resistors within the politics of swap within the region.The editors concentration recognition at the politics of gender as a mobilizing centre for identities, and the ways that individualized id politics should be associated with higher collective emancipatory tasks in response to shared pursuits, functional wishes, or universal threats. jointly, the chapters illustrate the complexity of women's suggestions, the variety of websites for motion, and the pliability in their alliances as they carve out niches for themselves in what are nonetheless principally patriarchal worlds.This booklet might be of significant curiosity to students in a number of matters, together with gender experiences, human geography, women's experiences, Asian reviews, sociology and anthropology.

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This chapter has considered the network of strategies that Singapore Chinese women take towards resisting and negotiating state, medical and cultural impositions as related to reproduction and pregnancy in general, and pregnant bodies in particular. We have done this by considering the body as ‘a conduit which enables political agency to be thought of in terms of transgression and resistance’ (Callard 1998: 387). While such agency, in our analysis, did not escalate to take on highly visible or collective forms, what is at work on the pregnant body is a ‘microphysics of power’ (Foucault 1979: 26) conceived of in terms of ‘strategic positions in a constantly active, even battling network of relations’ (Purushotam 1992: 329) mapped into the realm of the everyday.

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Yeah … I know, even my mother tells me that although she is a Catholic as well. She just says that I should avoid such shows. In response, Felice simply avoided the issue as far as possible: I love horror movies … I simply don’t tell her [Felice’s mother] to avoid any clashes. Similarly, while Kristine had been forewarned about not moving the furniture around in her home while pregnant, she felt that practical considerations overrode these concerns and carried out her actions unobtrusively: We did quietly move the furniture.

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