Jessica Harriden


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Jessica Harriden holds a PhD from the University of Queensland. Her research interests include gender–power relations and ethnic identity in twentieth century and contemporary Burma.

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The Authority of Influence

Women and Power in Burmese History

This is the first book to explore the relationship between gender and power in Burmese history from pre-colonial times to the present day. Exploring a range of factors like the role of family, influence of Buddhism and effect of prolonged war, it aims to identify the sources, nature and limitations of women’s power, also in today’s Burma.

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