Sweet and Sour: Life-Worlds of Taipei Women Entrepreneurs (Asian Voices)

Sweet and Sour: Life-Worlds of Taipei Women Entrepreneurs (Asian Voices)

By: Scott Simon (author)Hardback

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Sweet and Sour is the first in-depth anthropological study of Taiwanese women entrepreneurs, their career ambitions, their family relations, and their projects of self-identity. Focusing on the voices and perspectives of the women themselves, Scott Simon draws from life-narratives of women from various ages, ethnic groups, social classes, and occupations to provide a diverse set of rarely heard native voices speaking out on gender and entrepreneurship in Taiwan. This rich collection of life histories provides a unique understanding of Taiwanese society and the place of women within it.

About Author

Scott Simon is associate professor of sociology, University of Ottawa.


Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Social Contests of Female Entrepreneurship Chapter 3: Two Street Vendors Chapter 4: A Stone Cutter Chapter 5: A Ritual Goods Seller Chapter 6: A Hairdresser Chapter 7: A Cafe Owner Chapter 8: A Lesbian Bar Chapter 9: An Eel Exporter Chapter 10: A Non-profit Dog Shelter Chapter 11: A Global Cafe Chapter 12: A Fashion Designer Chapter 13: A Breakfast Cafe Chapter 14: An Aboriginal Crafts Dealer Chapter 15: Women in a Flower Drinking World Chapter 16: Concluding Notes Glossary Appendix on Methodology Bibliography

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780742516083
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9780742516083
  • weight: 481
  • ISBN10: 0742516083

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