Gender, Islam, Nationalism and the State in Aceh: The Paradox of Power, Co-optation and Resistance

1st Edition

Jaqueline Aquino Siapno

Published November 18, 2016
Reference - 262 Pages
ISBN 9781138974975 - CAT# Y208676

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This book sets out to open up the space for interpretation of history and politics in Aceh which is now in a state of armed rebellion against the Indonesian government. It lays out a groundwork for analysing how female agency is constituted in Aceh, in a complex interplay of indigenous matrifocality, Islamic belief and practices, state terror, and political violence. Analysts of the current conflict in Aceh have tended to focus on present events. Siapno provides a historical analysis of power, co-optation, and resistance in Aceh and links it to broader comparative studies of gender, Islam, and the state in Muslim communities throughout the world.


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