Gender Relations: A Wrestle or a Dance?

By Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

March 2021 EDITORIAL
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SOCIOLOGY IS THE study of how a certain society functions, and central to that ambition is the study of how different genders relate to each other in that society.Getting to know the latter, however, requires socio-psychological insights into how the power relations between the genders evolved over the centuries, and how the dynamics of struggle continue to play out. To understand a culture, in other words, is more about understanding how the weaker party – in almost all cases, the...

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Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His latest book is Signals in the Noise: Notes on Penang, Malaysia and the World (Singapore: Faction Press) Homepage: