CRITICAL FEMINIST ANALYSIS: GENDER CONSTRUCTION, IMPACTS AND PERCEPTION OF THAI WOMEN

  • Thitaree Lapanaphan Hitotsubashi University
  • Suphisara Chinakkarapong Victoria University of Wellington
Keywords: Women, Thailand, Gender Construction, Feminism, Gender Role, Representation

Abstract

This research paper will illustrate female gender construction within Thai society, as how it is built through state agencies and how they represent women in public. Additional purpose of this paper is to raise awareness and promote ideas based on critical feminism in Thai society. There have been concerns of representation of women and its relation to the national identity and state’s construction of beauty that dictate women in their perception of being Thai women. It is relevant to contemporary social phenomenon, especially social discussion about roles and performance of women should take on in both public and private sphere. My analysis hence center on a process of gender construction where female gender is continuously served as images of the nation as well as portrayed importance of gender role regardless of real gender empowerment of women.

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Author Biographies

Thitaree Lapanaphan, Hitotsubashi University

Thitaree Lapanaphan is currently studying Master of International and Administrative Policy at Hitotsubashi University, Japan. Her main interests include politics, history, international relations, and gender studies

Suphisara Chinakkarapong, Victoria University of Wellington

Suphisara Chinakkarapong is currently pursuing Master of Education at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her main interests include educational policy studies and leadership, sociology of curriculum, gender studies, and multiculturalism in education.

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Published
2020-01-30
How to Cite
Lapanaphan, T., & Chinakkarapong, S. (2020). CRITICAL FEMINIST ANALYSIS: GENDER CONSTRUCTION, IMPACTS AND PERCEPTION OF THAI WOMEN. Social Science Asia, 6(1), 27-42. Retrieved from https://socialscienceasia.nrct.go.th/index.php/SSAsia/article/view/182
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Research Article