What has the Asian economic miracle offered to women in Malaysia - a second-generation newly industrializing country (NIC)? Representing a journey of some fifteen years, this anthology traces the changing position of Malaysian women as the country is transformed from an agrarian economy to an export-led industrial and information technology society, aspiring to lock itself into the global economy. It also attempts to link feminist theory and practice articulated in the nascent Malaysian women's movement as it responded to the key challenges confronting Malaysian women. Given the contradictory impact of NICdom on Malaysian women, the book also questions the modernization paradigm being adopted, asking for a rethinking of development policies and a new vision of governance. Cecilia Ng also asks, in the wake of the 1998 financial crisis, and looking back at past experiences, how will gender and social equity fare in the face of globalization and liberalization?