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Women and the State in Modern Indonesia - Susan Blackburn

Women and the State in Modern Indonesia

Hardcover Published: 6th December 2004
ISBN: 9780521842259
Number Of Pages: 268

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In the first study of the kind, Susan Blackburn examines how Indonesian women have engaged with the state since they began to organise a century ago. Voices from the women's movement resound in these pages, posing demands such as education for girls and reform of marriage laws. The state, for its part, is shown attempting to control women. The book investigates the outcomes of these mutual claims, and the power of the state and the women's movement in improving women's lives. It also questions the effects on women of recent changes to the state, such as Indonesia's transition to democracy and the election of its first female president. The wider context is important. On some issues, like reproductive health, international institutions have been influential, and as the largest Islamic society in the world, Indonesia offers special insights into the role of religion in shaping relations between women and the state.

State gender ideologies and the women's movement
Education
Early marriage
Citizenship
Polygamy
Motherhood
Economic exploitation
Violence
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ISBN: 9780521842259
ISBN-10: 0521842255
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 6th December 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.57