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Institute of Social Studies, The Hague

Sexual Politics in Indonesia

Authors: Wieringa, S.

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This book analyzes the interaction between nationalism, feminism and socialism in Indonesia since the beginning of the twentieth century until the New Order State of President Suharto. The focus is on the communist women's organization Gerwani, which was by 1965 the largest communist women's organization in the non-communist world. Gerwani members combined feminist demands such as a reform of the marriage law with an insistence upon a political role for women. The organization was destroyed in a campaign of sexual slander orchestrated by the military under General Suharto. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed. President Sukarno lost his power and General Suharto took over.

About the authors

SASKIA E. WIERINGA is Associate Professor of Women's Studies at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague. She has published widely on these themes and is co-editor of the award-winning anthology Female Desires: Same-Sex Relations and Transgender Practices Across Cultures.

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'....provides an original and important gender analysis of the events of 1965-66, an analysis that has previously been neglected or suppressed. In so doing, it offers new and important details on a critial event in Indonesia's history as well as fascinating insight into the political history of Indonesian women's organization.' - Nancy J. Smith-Hefner, The Journal of Asian Studies


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: Unravelling Hidden Histories

    Wieringa, Saskia

    Pages 1-26

  • A Triple Loyalty: Feminism, Socialism and Nationalism

    Wieringa, Saskia

    Pages 27-51

  • The Garuda Takes Flight: From the Colonial Period to Independence

    Wieringa, Saskia

    Pages 52-96

  • The Old Order: Nationalism, Communism and Feminism

    Wieringa, Saskia

    Pages 97-138

  • Gerwani: Towards the Vanguard of the Women’s Movement

    Wieringa, Saskia

    Pages 139-190

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eBook $74.99
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Hardcover $205.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-43122-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sexual Politics in Indonesia
Authors
Series Title
Institute of Social Studies, The Hague
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Institute of Social Studies
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-1992-2
DOI
10.1057/9781403919922
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-98718-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-43122-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 390
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