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Khmer Women on the Move: Exploring Work and Life in Urban Cambodia

Annuska Derks


This book offers a fascinating ethnography of young Cambodian women who move from the countryside to work in Cambodia's capital city, Phnom Penh. Female migration and urban employment are rising, triggered by Cambodia's transition from a closed socialist system to an open market economy. This book challenges the dominant views of these young rural women—that they are controlled by global economic forces and national development policies or trapped by restrictive customs and Cambodia's tragic history. The book shows instead how these women shape and influence the processes of change taking plac ... More

Keywords: Cambodian women, Phnom Penh, female migration, urban employment, open market economy, rural women, female mobility, young women, prostitution, street trading

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780824831288
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824831288.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Annuska Derks, author
University of Berne