Southeast Asia pp 165-176 | Cite as

Socialist Transformation of Agriculture and Gender Relations: The Vietnamese Case

  • Christine Pelzer White
Part of the Sociology of “Developing Societies” book series


Although a great deal has been written both on the socialist transformation of agriculture and on women in socialist societies, there has been little overlap in the concerns of these two fields of inquiry. This is surprising given the crucial economic and social importance of gender relations and the sexual division of labor in the predominantly peasant agriculture of most pre-revolutionary societies, the continued importance of the “family” sector in systems of collectivized agriculture, and the fact that women form the majority of the agricultural labor force in many socialist countries.


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