Reconfiguring Families in Contemporary Vietnam

Reconfiguring Families in Contemporary Vietnam

Before examining Vietnamese families in the early socialist era, we turn to a brief consideration of the ... Scientific and popular accounts frequently gauge contemporary observations against constructions of the traditional family to ...

Author: Danièle Bélanger

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804771122

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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Reconfiguring Families in Contemporary Vietnam chronicles and analyzes the most significant change for families in Vietnam's recent past – the transition to a market economy, referred to as Doi Moi in Vietnamese and generally translated as the "renovation". Two decades have passed since the wide-ranging institutional transformations that took place reconfigured the ways families produce and reproduce. The downsizing of the socialist welfare system and the return of the household as the unit of production and consumption redefined the boundaries between the public and private. This volume is the first to offer a multidisciplinary perspective that sets its gaze exclusively on processes at work in the everyday lives of families, and on the implications for gender and intergenerational relations. By focusing on families, this book shifts the spotlight from macro transformations of the renovation era, orchestrated by those in power, to micro-level transformations, experienced daily in households between husbands and wives, parents and children, grandparents and other family members.
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Weaving Women s Spheres in Vietnam

Weaving Women s Spheres in Vietnam

“Regional Differences in Household Composition and Family Formation Patterns in Vietnam.” Journal of Comparative Family Studies ... In Reconfiguring Families in Contemporary Vietnam, edited by Magali Barbieri and Danièle Bélanger, 1–46.

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004293502

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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Weaving Women's Spheres in Vietnam examines the changing status of womanhood in 'traditional', transitional and contemporary Vietnam from anthropological, historical, and sociological perspectives, focusing particularly on women's active agency in negotiating their own roles in family, religion and community.
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Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Vietnam

Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Vietnam

Scornet, C. (2009) “State and the Family: Reproductive Policies and Practices”. In Barbieri, M. and D. Bélanger (eds.). 2009. Reconfiguring Families in Contemporary Vietnam, Stanford: Stanford University Press, pp. 47–75.

Author: Jonathan D. London

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317647898

Category: Social Science

Page: 614

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The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Vietnam is a comprehensive resource exploring social, political, economic, and cultural aspects of Vietnam, one of contemporary Asia’s most dynamic but least understood countries. Following an introduction that highlights major changes that have unfolded in Vietnam over the past three decades, the volume is organized into four thematic parts: •Politics and Society •Economy and Society •Social Life and Institutions •Cultures in Motion Part I addresses key aspects of Vietnam’s politics, from the role of the Communist Party of Vietnam in shaping the country’s institutional evolution, to continuity and change in patterns of socio-political organization, political expression, state repression, diplomatic relations, and human rights. Part II assesses the transformation of Vietnam’s economy, addressing patterns of economic growth, investment and trade, the role of the state in the economy, and other economic aspects of social life. Parts III and IV examine developments across a variety of social and cultural fields through chapters on themes including welfare, inequality, social policy, urbanization, the environment and society, gender, ethnicity, the family, cuisine, art, mass media, and the politics of remembrance. Featuring 38 essays by leading Vietnam scholars from around the world, this book provides a cutting-edge analysis of Vietnam’s transformation and changing engagement with the world. It is an invaluable interdisciplinary reference work that will be of interest to students and academics of Southeast Asian studies, as well as policymakers, analysts, and anyone wishing to learn more about contemporary Vietnam.
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Urbanization in Vietnam

Urbanization in Vietnam

Barbieri, Magali and Daniele Belanger 2009 Reconfiguring Families in Contemporary Vietnam. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. Belanger, Daniele 2005 “Filles et Garçons dans les Familles Vietnamiennes: Egalité et Hierarchie.

Author: Gisele Bousquet

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317518112

Category: Social Science

Page: 148

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Most studies on urbanisation focus on the move of rural people to cities and the impact this has, both on the cities to which the people have moved, and on the rural communities they have left. This book, on the other hand, considers the impact on rural communities of the physical expansion of cities. Based on extensive original research over a long period in one settlement, a rural commune which over the course of the last two decades has become engulfed by Hanoi’s urban spread, the book explores what happens when village people become urbanites or city dwellers – when agriculture is abandoned, population density rises, the value of land increases, people have to make a living in the city, and the dynamics of family life, including gender relations, are profoundly altered. This book charts these developments over time, and sets urbanisation in Vietnam in the wider context of urbanisation in Southeast Asia and Asia more generally.
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Vietnam s Socialist Servants

Vietnam   s Socialist Servants

Barbieri, Magali & Bélanger, Danièle (eds) (2009) Reconfiguring Families in Contemporary Vietnam, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. Bélanger, Danièle & Oudin, Xavier (2007) 'Working and Mothering in Late Vietnamese Socialism', ...

Author: Minh T. N. Nguyen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317690610

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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Since Vietnam introduced economic reforms in the mid-1980s, domestic service has become an established sector of the labour market, and domestic workers have become indispensable to urban life in the rapidly changing country. This book analyzes the ways in which the practices and discourses of domestic service serve to forge and contest emerging class identities in post-reform Vietnam. Drawing on a rich and diverse range of qualitative data, including ethnographies, interviews, and narratives, it shows that such practices and discourses are rooted in cultural notions of gender and rural-urban difference and enduring socialist structures of feeling, which, in turn, clash with the realities of growing differentiation. Domestic workers’ experiences reveal negotiations with class boundaries actively set by the urban middle class, who seek distinction through emerging notions and practices of domesticity. These boundaries are nevertheless riddled with gender and class anxiety on the side of the latter, partly because of the very struggles and contestations of the domestic workers. More broadly, Minh T. N. Nguyen links the often invisible intimate dynamics of class formation in the domestic sphere with wider political economic processes in a post-socialist country embarking on marketization while retaining the political control of a party-state. As a pioneering ethnographic study of domestic service in Vietnam today, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of Southeast Asian culture & society, social anthropology, gender studies, human geography and development studies.
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Violence and Abuse in Society

Violence and Abuse in Society

Introduction: State, families, and the making of transitions in Vietnam. In Reconfiguring families in contemporary Vietnam, ed. M. Barbieri and D. Belanger, 1–44. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. Bui, T. T. M., and V. T. Pham.

Author: Angela Browne Miller

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313382765

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 1845

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Suitable for professionals, students, and lay readers alike, this book provides an immensely informative, profoundly moving, and remarkably comprehensive look at the range and nature of violence and abuse by and of humans today. Angela Browne-Miller, PhD, is editor of this comprehensive and unique set of four volumes containing over 110 chapters from over 130 international experts with backgrounds in behavioral science, social science, law, and medicine, as well as researchers, practitioners, and lay persons with varied specialties. These volumes cover the following areas reflected by their titles: Volume One: Fundamentals, Effects, and Extremes; Volume Two: Setting, Age, Gender, and Other Key Elements; Volume Three: Psychological, Ritual, Sexual, and Trafficking Issues; and Volume Four: Faces on Intimate Partner Violence. This collection looks at the range of violence and abuse we see today, conducting a detailed examination against the backdrop of a history of violence and abuse around the globe. The works within focus for the most part on violence and abuse taking place outside of war contexts, discussing road rage, child abuse, elder abuse, abuse of women and girls, sex slavery, violent rituals including female genital cutting, abuse within cults, domestic violence, gun violence, and modern problems fueled by technology, including cyberbullying and cyberstalking. Contributions from experts from more than 20 countries
Categories: Family & Relationships

Routledge Handbook of Sexuality Studies in East Asia

Routledge Handbook of Sexuality Studies in East Asia

A gap between the discursive and the phenomenal characterises Vietnamese social life in the early twenty-first century. ... and Danièle Bélanger (eds) Reconfiguring families in contemporary Vietnam, Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Author: Mark McLelland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317685746

Category: Social Science

Page: 453

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This collection brings together cutting-edge work by established and emerging scholars focusing on key societies in the East Asian region: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, North and South Korea, Mongolia and Vietnam. This scope enables the collection to reflect on the nature of the transformations in constructions of sexuality in highly developed, developing and emerging societies and economies. Both Japan and China have established traditions of ‘sexuality’ studies reflecting longstanding indigenous understandings of sex as well as more recent developments which interface with Euro-American medical and psychological understandings. Authors reflect upon the complex colonial and economic interactions and cultural flows which have affected the East Asian region over the last two centuries. They trace local flows of ideas instead of defaulting to Euro-American paradigms for sexuality studies. Through looking at regional and global exchanges of ideas about sexuality, this volume adds considerably to our understanding of the East Asian region and contributes to wider discussions of social transformation, modernisation and globalisation. It will be essential reading in undergraduate and graduate programs in sexuality studies, gender studies, women’s studies and masculinity studies, as well as in anthropology, sociology, history, cultural studies, area studies and health sciences.
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Applying Anthropology to Gender Based Violence

Applying Anthropology to Gender Based Violence

State, Families, and the Making of Transitions in Vietnam.” In Reconfiguring Families in Contemporary Vietnam, edited by Magali Barbieri and Daniele Belanger, 1–44. Stanford: Stanford University Press. Belanger, Daniele and Katherine ...

Author: Jennifer R. Wies

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498509046

Category: Social Science

Page: 228

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Applying Anthropology to Gender-Based Violence: Global Responses, Local Practices addresses the gaps in theory, methods, and practices that are currently used to engage the problem of gender-based violence. This book complements the work carried out in the legal, social work, and medical fields by demonstrating how a focus on local issues and local responses can better inform a collaborative global response to the problem of gender-based violence. With chapters covering Africa, Asia, Latin and North America, and Oceania, it provides ample evidence that richly textured and qualitatively informed research can illuminate work that is more quantitative in scope. The volume illustrates the various ways scholars, practitioners, frontline workers, and policy makers can work together to end forms of violence in their local communities. The chapters in this volume demonstrate that the ways top-down responses to violence have been inadequate, and that solutions are available when the local historical, political, and social context is taken into consideration. Applying Anthropology to Gender-Based Violence contains useful insights that, when combined with the efforts of other disciplines, offer solutions to the problem of gender-based violence.
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Insufficient Funds

Insufficient Funds

In Reconfiguring Families in Contemporary Vietnam, edited by Magali Barbieri and Daniele Belanger, 237–62. Stanford: Stanford University Press. ———. 2011. “Homeland Visits: Transnational Magnified Moments among Low-Wage Im- migrant Men.

Author: Hung Cam Thai

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804790567

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Every year migrants across the globe send more than $500 billion to relatives in their home countries, and this circulation of money has important personal, cultural, and emotional implications for the immigrants and their family members alike. Insufficient Funds tells the story of how low-wage Vietnamese immigrants in the United States and their poor, non-migrant family members give, receive, and spend money. Drawing on interviews and fieldwork with more than one hundred members of transnational families, Hung Cam Thai examines how and why immigrants, who largely earn low wages as hairdressers, cleaners, and other "invisible" workers, send home a substantial portion of their earnings, as well as spend lavishly on relatives during return trips. Extending beyond mere altruism, this spending is motivated by complex social obligations and the desire to gain self-worth despite their limited economic opportunities in the United States. At the same time, such remittances raise expectations for standards of living, producing a cascade effect that monetizes family relationships. Insufficient Funds powerfully illuminates these and other contradictions associated with money and its new meanings in an increasingly transnational world.
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Gender Biased Sex Selection in South Korea India and Vietnam

Gender Biased Sex Selection in South Korea  India and Vietnam

Reconfiguring families in contemporary Vietnam. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. Becquet, V. (2015). Des inégalités de genre à la sélection sexuelle prénatale : la masculinité des naissances au Viêt Nam (Thèse de Doctorat de ...

Author: Laura Rahm

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030202347

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

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This book provides an in-depth analysis of the influence of public policy on sex selection. Three Asian countries were chosen for the comparative policy analysis, namely South Korea, India and Vietnam that share in common a historical legacy of son preference, high levels of sex imbalances and active policy response to curbing the growing demographic masculinization of their nations. The research based on the data collected from field work in the three countries shows that despite the adoption of very similar anti-sex selection policies the outcomes have been markedly different for each of the three countries. These unexpected diverse outcomes are explained partly by their different historical and cultural contexts, and partly to the different social, political and economic institutions and dynamics. This monograph offers careful and detailed explanations of both within and across country diversities in policy outcomes, pointing to the importance and the limits of cross-national policy learning and adoption, and raising questions about the efficacy of international organizations’ current approaches to global policy and knowledge transfer.
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