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Women and Households in Indonesia : Cultural Notions and Social Practices - Juliette Koning

Women and Households in Indonesia

Cultural Notions and Social Practices

Hardcover Published: 27th March 2000
ISBN: 9780700711567
Number Of Pages: 372

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Critically examines the usefulness of the 'household; concept within the historically and culturally diverse context of Indonesia, exploring in detail the position of women within and beyond domestic arrangements. So far, classical household and kinship studies have not studied how women deal with two major forces which shape and define their world: local kinship traditions, and the universalising ideology of the Indonesian regime, which both provide prescriptions and prohibitions concerning family, marriage, and womanhood. Women are caught between these conflicting notions and practices. How they challenge or accommodate such forces is the main issue in this book.

'Is a welcome addition to the literature.' - Journal of Social Studies in Southeast Asia

Contributors
Preface
Food for Thought: Reflections on the Conference and the Set-up of this Bookp. 3
Women, Family and Household: Tensions in Culture and Practicep. 10
Colonial Ambivalencies: European Attitudes towards the Javanese Household (1900-1942)p. 28
Representations of Women's Roles in Household and Society in Indonesian Women's Writing of the 1930sp. 45
Reconstructing Boundaries and Beyondp. 68
Beyond Women and the Household in Java: Re-examining the Boundariesp. 85
Houses, People and Residence: The Fluidity of Ambonese Living Arrangementsp. 102
Bitter Honey: Female Agency and the Polygynous Household, North Balip. 142
The Salty Mouth of a Senior Woman: Gender and the House in Minangkabaup. 163
Different Times, Different Orientations: Family Life in a Javanese Villagep. 181
Negotiating Gender, Kinship and Livelihood Practices in an Indonesian Transmigration Areap. 208
Staying Behind: Conflict and Compromise in Toba Batak Migrationp. 235
Women's Networks in Cloth Production and Exchange in Floresp. 264
Networks of Reproduction among Cigarette Factory Women in East Javap. 281
Hidden Managers at Home: Elite Javanese Women Running New Order Family Firmsp. 299
Bibliographyp. 315
Glossaryp. 345
Overview of the papers presented at the WIVS conferencep. 350
Indexp. 352
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ISBN: 9780700711567
ISBN-10: 0700711562
Series: Nias Studies in Asian Topics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 27th March 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.08 x 16.1  x 3.28
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 1