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The Flaming Womb: Repositioning Women in Early Modern Southeast Asia
"The Princess of the Flaming Womb," the Javanese legend that introduces this pioneering study, symbolizes the many ambiguities attached to femaleness in Southeast Asian societies. Yet despite these ambiguities, the relatively egalitarian nature of male-female relations in Southeast Asia is central to arguments claiming a coherent identity for the region. This challenging w ...more
Hardcover, 335 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by University of Hawaii Press
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