Book Chapter

Introduction: Gendered Violence and the Making of Modern Indonesia

Katharine McGregor, Hannah Loney

Gender, Violence and Power in Indonesia: Across Time and Space | Routledge - Taylor & Francis | Published : 2020

Abstract

This book uses an interdisciplinary approach to chart how various forms of violence – domestic, military, legal and political – are not separate instances of violence, but rather embedded in structural inequalities brought about by colonialism, occupation and state violence. The book explores both case studies of individuals and of groups to examine experiences of violence within the context of gender and structures of power in modern Indonesian history and Indonesia-related diasporas. It argues that gendered violence is particularly important to consider in this region because of its complex history of armed conflict and authoritarian rule, the diversity of people that have been affected by..

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