Gender Practices in Contemporary Vietnam

edited by Lisa Drummond & Helle Rydstrom

284 pp., illustrated
Available from NIAS Press in Europe




Paperback - 2004, Available
ISBN 978 87 91114 72 4, £16.99


  • Explores under-studied gender related topics in contemporary Vietnamese society
  • breaks new ground on Vietnamese society, this book will be of interest to both to non-specialists, and those studying gender topics


Confucianism, colonialism and socialism have all contributed significantly to gender relations in Vietnam. More recently, political and social change associated with modernization and globalization have also had an impact. How do the Vietnamese display their social positions and their identities as male or female?

This volume examines negotiations, and transgressions, of gender within Vietnamese society, looking at gender family, social and work relations, bodily displays, body language and occupation of space. Of special interest is a discussion of sexual harassment in schools and the workplace, and the strategies women adopt to deal with it, the first discussion of this issue by a Vietnamese scholar.

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