Exploring the relationship between place and identity, this book gathers 30 papers that highlight experiences from throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The countries profiled include China, India, Japan, Indonesia, and Thailand. Readers will gain a better understanding of how urbanization is affecting gender equity in Asian-Pacific cities in the 21st century.
The contributing authors examine the practical implications of urban development and link them with the broader perspective of urban ecology. They consider how visceral experiences connect with structural and discursive spheres. Further, they investigate how multiple, interconnected relations of power shape gender (in)equity in urban ecologies, and address such issues as construction of Kawaii as an idealized femininity, diversity among homosexuals in urban India, and single women and rental housing.
In turn, the authors present hitherto unexplored sub-themes from historiography and existentialist literary perspectives, and share a vast range of multi-disciplinary views on issues concerning gendered dispossession due to the impact of urban policy and governance. The topics covered include socio-spatial and ethnic segregation in urban spaces; intersections of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, and caste in urban spaces; and identity-based marginalization, including that of LGBT groups. Overall, the book brings together perspectives from the humanities and the social sciences, and represents a valuable contribution to the vital theoretical and practical debates on urbanism and gender equity.
Addressing Urban Poverty and Exclusion Through the SDGs in Two Global Cities.- Study on Rural Urbanization Model of Huaming Town in Tianjin ,P.R. China.- Geospatial Analysis of Changing Gender Ratio in Growing Urban Spaces of Uttarakhand.- Ethnic Urban Population in the Indian Himalayan Region.- Japanese Cultural Traits Hindering Urban Ecological Adaptation of a Gender Issue in Japanese Companies: employee satisfaction with support for keeping work and family-life balance.- Sexualization in Urban Media Spaces: The case of a Japanese women's lifestyle magazine, anan.- Construction of Kawaii as an Idealized Femininity Dis/connected with Fashion placed in Modern, Western, and Urban Contexts: A case of Japanese women's magazine anan.- Ideal Images of Urban Housewives in Japanese Media: an analysis of a housewives' magazine, VERY.- Urban Governance Systems Analysis of Climate Change and Gender.- Gender Differentials in Thailand's Urban Traffic Accidents.- Urban Women Entrepreneurship and Business Ladders in the ASEAN.- Gender and Urban Public Policy: mapping the trends.- Gender and Urban Transport: when inclusivity is akin to sustainability.- Open Margins: diversity among homosexuals in urban India.- A Flat of My Own: Single Women and Rental Housing.- Disability, Gender and Urban Spaces in India.- Defying Social Myth in Urban Society: a gendered reading of feminist literature from the Asia-Pacific.- Gender Silence and the Urban-Rural Divide in Indian Historiography.- Urban Women, Sexuality and Patriarchy: reflections in Hindi cinema.