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Palgrave Macmillan

The Global Political Economy of the Household in Asia

ISBN 9781137338907
Publication Date October 2013
Formats Ebook (PDF) Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series International Political Economy Series

The household has traditionally been neglected in studies of Asian political economy. While there is an emergent literature that looks at this relationship, to date, it is fragmented. The contributors consider how the household economy has increasingly been incorporated into development planning and policy making within both states and multilateral development agencies. They examine the social consequences of the tendency to view households as marketizable spaces, and explore how the household economy relates to broader structures of industrial production in the region. With case studies on Singapore, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and China, they provide a comprehensive picture of the centrality of the household economy to ongoing processes and struggles associated with the continuous economic transformation of the region.

Juanita Elias is Assistant Professor at Warwick University, UK. Previously she was an Australian Research Council Future Fellow at the Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University, Australia working on the project 'The Gender Politics of Economic Competitiveness in Southeast Asia'. Her research interests focus on gender issues in the global political economy and the political economy of Malaysia. She is the author of Fashioning Inequality: The Multinational Corporation and Gendered Employment in a Globalising World (2004). 
Samanthi J Gunawardana is a Lecturer in the School of Political and Social Inquiry at Monash University, Australia. Previously she was a lecturer at Griffith University, Australia. Her research interests are in work, gender and development. She has published on the working lives and organizing activities of women workers in Sri Lanka's export processing zones.

Introduction; Juanita Elias and Samanthi J. Gunawardana
1. Women Hold up the Anti-Welfare Regime: How Social Policies Produce Social Differentiation in Singapore; Teo You Yenn
2. The State and the Foreign Relations of Households: The Malaysia-Indonesia Domestic Worker Dispute; Juanita Elias
3. Armed Resistance, Economic (In)security and the Household: A Case Study of the Maoist Insurgency in India;
Swati Parashar
4. Rural Sinhalese women, Nationalism and Narratives of Development in Sri Lanka's Postwar Political Economy; Samanthi J. Gunawardana
5. Flexible, Exotic, Unorganized: 'Frontier' Women in Indian cities; Duncan McDuie Ra
6. Global Householding for Social Reproduction: Vietnamese Marriage Migration to South Korea; Lee Hyunok
7. Single Women and their Households in Contemporary Japan; Laura Dales
8. "Because We Have Husbands With Full-time Jobs . . .": The State, the Household and Home Care Work in Japan; Kaye Broadbent
9. It's the (Household) Economy, Stupid! Pension Reform, Collective Resistance and the Reproductive Sphere in Sri Lanka; Kanchana N. Ruwanpura
10. Vietnamese Migrant Clothing Workers in Malaysia: Global production, Transnational Labour Migration and Social Reproduction; Vicki Crinis
11. Work, Employment and Welfare of Chinese Rural Women: The Impact of Household Structure and Implications for Social Policy; Fang Lee Cooke
12. Extreme Jobs and the Household: Work and Care in the New India; Elizabeth Hill
13. Waste-Recycling and the Household Economy: The Case of the Pune Waste-Pickers Response to the Changing "Rules of the Game"; Patrick Kilby
Conclusions: The Significance of the Household to Asia's Transformation and to Studies of the Global Political Economy; Samanthi J. Gunawardana and Juanita Elias

Kaye Broadbent, Griffith University, Australia
Vicki Crinis, University of Wollongong, Australia
Laura Dales, University of Western Australia, Australia
Juanita Elias, University of Warwick, UK
Samanthi J Gunawardana, Griffith University, Australia
Patrick Kilby, Australian National University, Australia
Hyunok Lee, National University of Singapore
Fang Lee Cooke, Monash University, Australia
Swati Parashar, Monash University, Australia
Youyenn Teo, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


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