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Women and the colonial state : essays on gender and modernity in the Netherlands Indies, 1900-1942 / Elsbeth Locher-Scholten.

By: Locher-Scholten, Elsbeth, 1944-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©2000Description: 1 online resource (251 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9048505771; 9789048505777.Subject(s): 1900-1999 | Sex role -- Indonesia -- History -- 20th century | Women -- Indonesia -- History -- 20th century | Women -- Indonesia -- Social conditions | Colonialism and imperialism | HISTORY -- General | History | History: specific events and topics | Humanities | Netherlandish colonies | Sex role | Social conditions | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Feminism & Feminist Theory | Society and culture: general | Society and social sciences | Women -- Social conditions | Women | Feminisme | Koloniale periode | Sekserol | Vrouwen | Indonesia -- Social conditions -- 20th century | Netherlands -- Colonies | Indonesia | Indonesien | History, geography, and auxiliary disciplines | Women: historical, geographic, persons treatmentGenre/Form: Electronic book. | Electronic books. | Electronic books. | History.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women and the colonial state.DDC classification: 305.42095980904 Other classification: 15.75 | LB 44420 | LB 53420 | RR 60977 Online resources: Digital version
Contents:
By Way of a Prologue and Epilogue: Gender, Modernity and the Colonial State -- Female Labour in Twentieth Century Colonial Java: European Notions -- Indonesian Practices -- So Close and Yet So Far': European Ambivalence towards Javanese Servants -- Summer Dresses and Canned Food: European Women and Western Lifestyles -- Feminism, Citizenship and the Struggle for Women's Suffrage in a Colonial Context -- Marriage, Morality and Modernity: The 1937 Debate on Monogamy.
Review: "This book deals with the ambiguous relationship between Indonesian and European women and the colonial state in the former Netherlands Indies (or Dutch East Indies) between 1900 and 1942. How did women of different racial backgrounds relate to each other and to 'the colonial project'? How did the colonial state address women's issues? What were the constructions of gender which dominated the discourse on these issues?" "The content is based on new data from a variety of sources, such as censuses, colonial archives, rural labour reports, household manuals, children's fiction and Indonesian press surveys. An introductory essay combines the outcomes of the case studies and relates those to ongoing debates within the history of colonialism. The book thus provides the reader with new insights in the social dynamics of colonial society and politics in relation to gender."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-238) and index.

By Way of a Prologue and Epilogue: Gender, Modernity and the Colonial State -- Female Labour in Twentieth Century Colonial Java: European Notions -- Indonesian Practices -- So Close and Yet So Far': European Ambivalence towards Javanese Servants -- Summer Dresses and Canned Food: European Women and Western Lifestyles -- Feminism, Citizenship and the Struggle for Women's Suffrage in a Colonial Context -- Marriage, Morality and Modernity: The 1937 Debate on Monogamy.

"This book deals with the ambiguous relationship between Indonesian and European women and the colonial state in the former Netherlands Indies (or Dutch East Indies) between 1900 and 1942. How did women of different racial backgrounds relate to each other and to 'the colonial project'? How did the colonial state address women's issues? What were the constructions of gender which dominated the discourse on these issues?" "The content is based on new data from a variety of sources, such as censuses, colonial archives, rural labour reports, household manuals, children's fiction and Indonesian press surveys. An introductory essay combines the outcomes of the case studies and relates those to ongoing debates within the history of colonialism. The book thus provides the reader with new insights in the social dynamics of colonial society and politics in relation to gender."--Jacket.

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