Wil Burghoorn


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Wil Burghoorn is a social anthropologist, lecturer and researcher at the School of Global Studies at Göteborg University.

Wil Burghoorn is a social anthropologist, lecturer and researcher at the School of Global Studies at Göteborg University.

She has done research on gender and development related issues, forms of relatedness and expressions of belonging, in Indonesia, Malaysia and Bangladesh. She has coordinated several interdisciplinary research projects, involving institutes in Sweden, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Bangladesh. Currently she is co-coordinating a research project on Rural Families in Transitional Vietnam.

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Gender Politics in Asia

Women Manoeuvring with Dominant Gender Orders

This comprehensive volume of gender politics in China, Japan, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia examines multiple aspects of gender politics in Asia (dress, healing, religious ordination, NGO activism, etc.), bringing to bear interdisciplinary approaches of inquiry based on in-depth empirical data.

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