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Social Hierarchies: Modern: East Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia, and the Pacific
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Introduction

A multi-faceted web of classes, states, ethnicities, social statuses, property rights, ranks (seniority), and kinship hierarchy shapes, to varying degrees, the construction of gender and women's lives throughout the developing world. Added to this complexity are worldwide forces such as globalization, feminism, the Char…

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Anwar, Etin, “Social Hierarchies: Modern: East Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia, and the Pacific”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 20 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0147a>
First published online: 2009



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