Filipino Peasant Women

9780812216240: Paperback
Release Date: 29th September 1997

Dimensions: 152 x 229

Number of Pages: 264

University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

Filipino Peasant Women

Exploitation and Resistance

Paperback / £22.99

Filipino Peasant Women presents a compelling example of the power of the powerless. In it, author Ligaya Lindio-McGovern offers the first study of the everyday lives of Filipino peasant women and their means of resisting the exploitative system in which they find themselves. While illustrating the increasing exploitation and poverty these women face, Lindio-McGovern challenges the conventional portrayal of them as submissive victims.