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Postwar Vietnam: Dynamics of a Transforming Society (review)

Postwar Vietnam: Dynamics of a Transforming Society (review) Population Review Volume 43, Number 2, 2004 Type: Book Review pp. 122-124 Postwar Vietnam: Dynamics of a Transforming Society Edited by: Hy V. Luong Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asia Studies, Singapore, in association with Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Incorporated, USA (2003) ISBN: 0-8476-9865-3 (Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., USA) ISBN: 981-230-207-7 (ISEAS, Singapore) Reviewer: Jill Keesbury, Ph.D. Affiliation: USAID Development Information Services, Academy for Educational Development Corresponding author/address: Dr. Keesbury (keesbury@hawaii.edu) As the subtitle of this edited volume suggests, editor Hy V. Luong and his contributors contend that contemporary Vietnam is undergoing a major period of economic, social, and cultural transformation. Over the past decade, the country's socialist government has loosened longstanding social and economic controls, spurring the period of change and adaptation examined in this book. The extent of these new developments, as identified by the authors, is striking. Since the late 1980s, a market-based economy has emerged in Vietnam, women's earning power has increased substantially, and state controls over cultural and intellectual life have begun to diminish. However, at the same time, rural-urban inequality has grown, women's bodies have become increasingly commodified, and environmental pollution is emerging as a serious concern. This wide-ranging book details a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Population Review Sociological Demography Press

Postwar Vietnam: Dynamics of a Transforming Society (review)

Population Review , Volume 43 (2)

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Population Review Volume 43, Number 2, 2004 Type: Book Review pp. 122-124 Postwar Vietnam: Dynamics of a Transforming Society Edited by: Hy V. Luong Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asia Studies, Singapore, in association with Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Incorporated, USA (2003) ISBN: 0-8476-9865-3 (Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., USA) ISBN: 981-230-207-7 (ISEAS, Singapore) Reviewer: Jill Keesbury, Ph.D. Affiliation: USAID Development Information Services, Academy for Educational Development Corresponding author/address: Dr. Keesbury (keesbury@hawaii.edu) As the subtitle of this edited volume suggests, editor Hy V. Luong and his contributors contend that contemporary Vietnam is undergoing a major period of economic, social, and cultural transformation. Over the past decade, the country's socialist government has loosened longstanding social and economic controls, spurring the period of change and adaptation examined in this book. The extent of these new developments, as identified by the authors, is striking. Since the late 1980s, a market-based economy has emerged in Vietnam, women's earning power has increased substantially, and state controls over cultural and intellectual life have begun to diminish. However, at the same time, rural-urban inequality has grown, women's bodies have become increasingly commodified, and environmental pollution is emerging as a serious concern. This wide-ranging book details a

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