Journal of Current Southeast Asian Studies 2/2009

 Trudy Jacobsen’s effort to research the relationship of Cambodian women and power from the country’s earliest period until today is amazing. The author has not neglected searching for the smallest piece of history which might have contributed to women’s situation and the question of whether they have been powerful.

 Trudy Jacobsen’s effort to research the relationship of Cambodian women and power from the country’s earliest period until today is amazing. The author has not neglected searching for the smallest piece of history which might have contributed to women’s situation and the question of whether they have been powerful. Due to the author’s close relationship to Cambodia, its history, and its gender relations, the book provides comprehensive insights into Cambodian life and society – in the past as well as in the present.

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