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CONTENTS Acknowledgments Foreword by Jane S. Jaquette Introduction: Empowering Women: Agency, Structure, and Comparative Perspective Jennifer L. Troutner and Peter H. Smith 003 Part I: Politics and the Public Arena 1. Irene Tinker Many Paths to Power: Women in Contemporary Asia 056 2. Rae Lesser Blumberg Climbing the Pyramids of Power: Alternative Routes to Women's Empowerment and Activism 097 3. Tokuko Ogai From the Personal to the Political: Women Activists in Japan 140 4. Marcela Ríos Tobar Feminism and the Transition to Democracy in Chile 170 Part II: At Work and at Home 5. Voravidh Charoenloet and Flor de Lis Vásquez Women and Economic Crisis: Mexico and Thailand 212 6. Carolina Trivelli Women, Poverty, and Survival of the Household: Peru 248 7. Sanae Kora Women in the Business Arena: Japan in Comparative Perspective 275 8. Bu Wei Women and the Internet in China 302 Part III: Constructions and Representations 9. Hwa Soo Chung Social Codes and Gender Roles: Schoolbooks in Korea and Mexico 334 10. Norma Iglesias Women and Cinema in Mexico 370 11. Mauro Neves, Jr. Gender and Sexuality on Television: Japan and Brazil 403 Conclusion: States, Markets, and Patterns of Empowerment Christine Hünefeldt 434 Index 000 About the Contributors 460
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Women Asia Social conditions, Women Latin America Social conditions