Power, Change, And Gender Relations In Rural Java: A Tale Of Two Villages


by Tickamyer, Ann R. & Siti Kusujiarti

Power, Change, And Gender Relations In Rural Java: A Tale Of Two Villages

Price:  US$54.83   (SGD68.54*)
Format:  Paper Back, 246 pages
Published:  2012, USA, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9780896802841
SB#:  053075 (120)

About This Book

Based on field studies between 1993 and 2010 in two rural villages in the Yogjakarta area of Java, this is a comparative study of gender roles and power exercise at the end of the New Order regime during the following transitional period, and the subsequent democratic government. The findings indicate that contradictions abound in the lives of these Javanese women in their independent management of some property and family roles while cultural, legal and state pressures press heavily on aspects of female autonomy. The widespread criticism of female public figures from several viewpoints is shown to demonstrate contradictions in a society dealing with major social change. Bibliography.


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