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Negotiating gender through informal micro-entrepreneurship in Malaysia

Författare och institution:
Anja K. Franck (Institutionen för globala studier)
Publicerad i:
3rd Annual Southeast Asia Studies Symposium, 22-23 March 2014, Keble College, University of Oxford,
Konferensbidrag - refereegranskat abstract
Sammanfattning (abstract):
There is growing recognition that women’s informal micro-entrepreneurship is not only the result of poverty, disadvantage or exclusion from the formal labor markets. Instead, several studies seem to indicate that women actively seek such work in order to gain more freedom, self-fulfillment and flexibility to balance work and family roles. This study engages with this discussion through adding a spatial dimension. Employing a feminist geographical perspective the study suggests that while women in Malaysia engage with informal micro- entrepreneurship for a wide variety of reasons, such engagement also involves a renegotiation of gendered spatial boundaries. In other words: a renegotiation of the places and spaces accessible to women. As such, women may utilize informal micro-entrepreneurship to gain access to an independent income – but also as a means to negotiate and extend their room to maneuver both within and beyond the household.
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gender, micro-entrepreneurship, informal economy, Malaysia
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2014-08-11 23:58
Posten ändrad:
2014-08-13 11:31

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