dc.contributor.authorTing, Samantha.
dc.description.abstractAccording to Giddens, the impact of modernity on social relations is significant. If the sphere of intimacy is increasingly ‘democratised’ as societies progress into late modernity, intimate relationships would progressively advocate principles of egalitarianism, autonomy and dialogue. This paper seeks to explore whether gender equality exists within intimate heterosexual romantic relationships in Singapore today, by drawing on accounts of modern Singaporean women’s experiences with the latter. As young Singaporean women enjoy the perks of increasing socio-economic mobility, it leads to the adoption of more independent masculine traits. Yet given the salience of persisting traditional Asian values in a fundamentally patriarchal society, this prevents the women from being fully emancipated from their traditional feminised social role. The result is a dichotomous perception of self, which pose arduous challenges in achieving gender equality within the sphere of intimacy.en_US
dc.format.extent36 p.en_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological University
dc.subjectDRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Family, marriage and womenen_US
dc.titleGender equality in intimate relationships : an exploratory study.en_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorKwok Kian Woon Anthonyen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Artsen_US

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