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Women and Malay Voices: Undercurrent Murmurings in Indonesia's Colonial Past (Asian Thought and Culture #70) (Hardcover)

Women and Malay Voices: Undercurrent Murmurings in Indonesia's Colonial Past (Asian Thought and Culture #70) By Sandra a. Wawrytko (Other), Tineke Hellwig Cover Image
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This is book number 70 in the Asian Thought and Culture series.

Description


Women and Malay Voices examines Malay literature by Chinese peranakan authors in the Dutch East Indies between 1915 and 1940. The narratives, some of them based on sensational murder trials reported in the news, offer insights into women's lives and experiences and glimpses of female agency. With its primary focus on Malay texts and Asian women, this book offers a unique opportunity to hear subaltern voices and understand the lives of colonized women in new ways. Using feminist and postcolonial theories, this study juxtaposes the Malay texts with Dutch fiction and newspaper accounts to gain insight into how gender, race, and class are represented and what ideologies marked power relations in Dutch East Indies society.

About the Author


Tineke Hellwig is Associate Professor of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia. She received her PhD at Leiden University. Her research interests include Indonesian and Malay literature and culture, representation of women, and gender and sexuality studies. She is the author of In the Shadow of Change: Images of Women in Indonesian Literature and co-editor of Asian Women: Interconnections and The Indonesia Reader: History, Culture, Politics.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781433116568
ISBN-10: 1433116561
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi
Publication Date: February 21st, 2012
Pages: 204
Language: English
Series: Asian Thought and Culture