Women and the State in Modern Indonesia

Women and the State in Modern Indonesia

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Cambridge University Press

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Women and the State in Modern Indonesia

What do Indonesian women want their state to do for them, and, conversely, what interest has the Indonesian state in its female citizens? Indonesian women have been organizing themselves for about a century in a country renowned for diversity, a recent change to democratic rule, and the selection of a woman president. This inquiry listens to their voices by focusing on areas of greatest public controversy, such as polygamy, motherhood and violence.

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ISBN-13: 9780521842259
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/15/2004
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. State gender ideologies and the women's health movement; 2. Education; 3. Early marriage; 4. Citizenship; 5. Polygamy; 6. Motherhood; 7. Economic exploitation; 8. Violence; Conclusion; References; Index.

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