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Gender values in Vietnam: between confucianism, communism, and modernization
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Sociology.
2015 (English)In: Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, ISSN 2288-2693, Vol. 3, no 2, 253-272 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

It is regularly claimed that Communism and Confucianism shape gender-related norms, practices, and institutions in Vietnam. Some scholars emphasize the ongoing relevance of Confucian traditions, while others hold that Communist rule led to more gender-equal norms, practices, and institutions. By contrast, I suggest that broader socioeconomic modernization processes should be considered. I use data from the World Values Survey to investigate the question of the relative influence of Communism, Confucianism, and modernization processes on gender attitudes. The results show that modernization is a crucial factor in understanding gender attitudes,but that Communism and Confucianism likewise have an influence.

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Seoul, 2015. Vol. 3, no 2, 253-272 p.
Keyword [en]
gender, values, Vietnam, Confucianism, Communism, modernization
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Sociology Political Science
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Culture, Identity and Representations
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-20322OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-20322DiVA: diva2:875130
Available from: 2015-11-30 Created: 2015-11-30 Last updated: 2015-11-30Bibliographically approved

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