Intersections: Gender and Sexuality in Asia and the Pacific
Issue 36, September 2014

Troubling Gender, Vexing Sexualities
in Singapore and Malaysia

Guest editors: Adeline Koh and Yu-Mei Balasingamchow

Introduction: Troubling Gender, Vexing Sexualities in Singapore and Malaysia
Adeline Koh and Yu-Mei Balasingamchow


The History of Feminism and Political Action

Localised Voices of Feminism: Singapore's Association of Women for Action and Research
Lenore Lyons

Making Sense of the AWARE Saga: The Aporetic Enactment of Feminist Responsibility in Singapore
Ingrid Maria Hoofd

Women, Jungle and Motherhood
Mahani Musa

Politics of Shari'ah Reform and Its Implications for Muslim Women in Malaysia Shahirah Mahmood

Book Reviews
edited by Kumiko Kawashima, Tanya Caulfield, Tyrell Haberkorn
and Anna-Karina Hermkens

Howard Chiang and Ari Larissa Heinrich (editors)
Queer Sinophone Cultures
reviewed by Maud Lavin

JaneMarie Maher and Wendy Chavkin (editors)
The Globalization of Motherhood: Deconstructions and Reconstructions of Biology and Care
reviewed by Kristina Göransson

Preeti Singh
Relocating Gender in Dharmasastras
reviewed by Sanchayita Paul Chakraborty and Anindya Sekhar Purakayastha

Anupama Mohan
Utopia and the Village in South Asian Literatures
reviewed by Nida Sajid

Srila Roy (editor)
New South Asian Feminisms: Paradoxes and Possibilities
reviewed by Manjeet Bhatia

Gender and the State

The Burden of Proof: Gender, Cultural Authenticity and Overseas Chinese Women's Education in Diaspora
Karen Teoh

Gendered Tensions, Resistances and Confusions in Malaysia's Pursuit of Economic Competitiveness: The Case of Women's Labor Force Participation
Juanita Elias

Continuities and Dis-continuities: The Gendered Experiences of Malay Workers and Migrant Workers in the Manufacturing Industries of Malaysia
Vicki Crinis

Troublesome Women and the Patriarchal State: Bifurcated Belonging in Singapore
Eugene Tan

Stories that Refuse to be Told: Overseas Singaporean Women, Foreign Husbands and the Citizenship Terrain
Elaine Ho

We the Citizens of Singapore, Pledge Ourselves as One United People … 'But What If I'm Gay?': The Homosexual as a Discursive Citizen in Singapore
Melvin Chng

Sexual Citizenship in Singapore: The Politics of Population
Natalie Oswin


Books Received


Published with the support of Gender and Cultural Studies, School of Culture, History and Language, College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University.
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