Gender, Violence and Power in Indonesia: Across Time and Space

1st Edition

Katharine McGregor, Ana Dragojlovic, Hannah Loney

April 6, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 232 Pages - 20 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367901974 - CAT# 339531
Series: ASAA Women in Asia Series


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This book uses an interdisciplinary approach to chart how various forms of violence - domestic, military, legal and political - are not separate instances of violence, but rather embedded in structural inequalities brought about by colonialism, occupation and state violence. The book explores both case studies of individuals and of groups to examine experiences of violence within the context of gender and structures of power in modern Indonesian history and Indonesia-related diasporas. It argues that gendered violence is particularly important to consider in this region because of its complex history of armed conflict and authoritarian rule, the diversity of people that have been affected by violence, as well as the complexity of the religious and cultural communities involved. The book focuses in particular on textual narratives of violence, visualisations of violence, commemorations of violence and the politics of care.

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