• Ting-Fang Chin
Part of the Gender, Sexualities and Culture in Asia book series (GSCA)


In the last chapter, I provide a summary of my research findings as well as a discussion of the limitations of this study. I acknowledge that my feminist stance and personal social network had a significant influence on the recruitment and sampling; therefore, I am aware that this study cannot offer a full picture of employed women’s experiences in Taiwan. However, I argue that this limitation is also a virtue of my exploration. In addition, I propose enquiries that may lead to future research based on my observations of the most recent changes in Taiwanese society and thoughts inspired by communications with my participants after my fieldwork. Moreover, I explain that it was my intention to use this study as my first academic attempt to participate in the production of the sociology of everyday life and propose a contextualised approach to exploring women’s experiences in Taiwan.


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  • Ting-Fang Chin
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  1. 1.University of YorkYorkUK

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