Lost Goddesses: The Denial of Female Power in Cambodian History

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NIAS Press, 2008 - 327 sider
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Women had a high status in premodern Southeast Asia; this is constantly stated, especially in relation to discussions on the status of women today in the region. Why, then, is it that the position of women there today is far from equitable? Few studies have examined how, when, or even why this change came about.This is the first study ever to address the place of women in Cambodian history. A narrative and visual tour de force, it revises accepted perspectives in the history and geopolitical organization of Cambodia since c. 230 C.E. In so doing the book examines the relationship between women and power and analyzes the extent of female political and economic participation as revealed in historical sources, including the ways in which women were represented in art and literature.
 

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Innhold

Preface
xi
Glossary
xv
Introducing the Goddesses
1
Devi Rajñi Dasi Mat
17
Behind the Apsara
42
Goddesses Lost?
74
Hostages Heroines and Hostilities
109
Traditional Cambodia
131
Liberation
181
Into the fields
218
Picking Up the Pieces
238
Contemporary Conspiracies
259
Goddesses Found
284
Bibliography
291
Index
321
Opphavsrett

Cherchez la femme
148

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Om forfatteren (2008)

Trudy Jacobsen is an ARC Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Political and Social Inquiry, Monash University.

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