Women and Households in Indonesia: Cultural Notions and Social Practices

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Juliette Koning
Psychology Press, 2000 - Social Science - 354 pages
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Critically examines the usefulness of the 'household; concept within the historically and culturally diverse context of Indonesia, exploring in detail the position of women within and beyond domestic arrangements. So far, classical household and kinship studies have not studied how women deal with two major forces which shape and define their world: local kinship traditions, and the universalising ideology of the Indonesian regime, which both provide prescriptions and prohibitions concerning family, marriage, and womanhood. Women are caught between these conflicting notions and practices. How they challenge or accommodate such forces is the main issue in this book.

  

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Contents

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10
DOMINANT NOTIONS OF FAMILY AND THE HOUSEHOLD
26
4 Representations of Womens Roles in Household and Society
45
Reconstructing Boundaries and Beyond
68
CHALLENGING THE HOUSEHOLD CONCEPT
101
MOBILITY DOMESTIC ARRANGEMENTS AND FAMILY LIFE l 80
180
in an Indonesian Transmigration Area
208
BEYOND THE DICHOTOMIES
262
l4 Networks of Reproduction among
283
Bibliography
315
Glossary
345
Index
352
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