Journal article

Knowing responsibly: decolonizing knowledge production of Indonesian girlhood

Marissa Saraswati, Annisa R Beta

Feminist Media Studies | Informa UK Limited | Published : 2020


Despite increasing scholarship on Indonesian women, issues on girlhood, continues to be unrecognized. When they enter the frame of discussion, Indonesian girls are discussed as targets of development projects or at-risk subjects. This article asks: Why are girls studies overlooked in Indonesia? What potentials do the Indonesian girls have for the feminist scholarship and girls studies? How can we be mindful of making knowledge about Indonesian girls? It pays attention to the kind of knowledge girls make and their representations in media, while taking into account the power dynamics shaping the knowledge. We propose a new framework of knowledge production about girls. Through three case stud..

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