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This book examines women's activism in the early years of independent Indonesia when new attitudes to gender, nationalism, citizenship, and democratization were forming. It questions the meaning of democratization for women and their relationship to national sovereignty within the new Indonesian state. Amongst other things, this work discusses women's organizations and their activities; women's social and economic roles; and the different cultural, regional and ethnic attitudes towards women. As a detailed account of women's activism in a new democratic state, this book shows the failure of such political change to fully address women's gender interests and needs. Ongoing nationalist struggle and the contested relationship between women and nationalism provide part of the answer. Furthermore, the author argues that both the role of nationalism in defining gender identity and the role of gender in defining national identity need equal recognition.
Indonesia is now the fourth largest country in the world, but many aspects of its economic history remain poorly understood. This book is the first comprehensive survey of Indonesian economic history in the 19th and 20th centuries, examining both the Dutch colonial era, and the post-independence period. Extensive use is made of recent work by Dutch, Indonesian and Australian scholars to develop a number of key themes relating to economic growth and structural transformation of the Indonesian economy from the early 19th century to the present.
Do you which city is referred to as 'The Big Durian'? How about which Indonesian food was once made with real blood? Indonesia is our closest neighbour, made up of over seventeen thousand islands, with a population of over 230 million people. It is a country of many languages, peoples, cultures and customs - read about all of them in The Indonesia Book: a people, a place, a culture. m make informed decisions about their bodies and health.