Agricultural land, gender and kinship in rural China and Vietnam : a comparison of two villages

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dc.contributor.authorBélanger, Danièle-
dc.contributor.authorXu, L. (Li)-
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the impact of current land policies in China and Vietnam on women's entitlement to land, women's wellbeing and gender power relations. The ethnographic study of one village in each of the two countries contextualizes women's lives in the kinship and marriage system in which power and gender relations are embedded. Current land policies, when implemented in the existing kinship and marriage system, make women's entitlement to land more vulnerable than men's, limit women's choices and weaken their power position. Variations in kinship rules in the two countries lead to different outcomes. In the Chinese village the dominance of patrilocal marriage and exogamous marriages limits women's access to land, whereas in the Vietnamese village the rigid concentration of inheritance to males puts women in a difficult position. The comparison between communities of rural China and Vietnam reveals the importance of considering gender and kinship when studying the implementation and impact of land policies.fr_CA
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishersfr_CA
dc.subjectGender relationsfr_CA
dc.subjectLand tenure systemfr_CA
dc.titleAgricultural land, gender and kinship in rural China and Vietnam : a comparison of two villagesfr_CA
dc.typeCOAR1_1::Texte::Périodique::Revue::Contribution à un journal::Article::Article de recherche-
dcterms.bibliographicCitationJournal of agrarian change, Vol. 9 (2), 204–230 (2009)fr_CA
dc.audienceProfesseurs (Enseignement supérieur)fr_CA
dc.subject.rvmPropriété agricole -- Différences entre sexesfr_CA
dc.subject.rvmChine -- Conditions ruralesfr_CA
dc.subject.rvmViêt-nam -- Conditions ruralesfr_CA
dc.subject.rvmÉpoux -- Études transculturellesfr_CA
dc.subject.rvmPatrimoine familialfr_CA
dc.subject.rvmBiens matrimoniauxfr_CA
rioxxterms.versionVersion of Recordfr_CA
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