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Women in Southeast Asian Nationalist Movements [electronic resource] : A Biographical Approach / edited by Susan Blackburn and Helen Ting.

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Publication:
Singapore : NUS Press, [2013]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (1 PDF (ix, 333 pages) :) illustrations, maps.
Subjects:
Nationalism -- Southeast Asia -- History.
Women -- Political activity -- Southeast Asia -- Biography.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In many Southeast Asian countries, anti-colonial nationalist struggles provided the first arena in which women began to be involved in politics. In post-colonial times nationalism continues to offer women opportunities for political activity. Yet books on Southeast Asian nationalist movements make very little - if any - mention of women in their ranks. Biographical studies of politically active women in Southeast Asia are also rare. "Women in Southeast Asian Nationalist Movements" is therefore groundbreaking both in highlighting the roles of women in nationalist movements in the region and in taking a biographical approach. In this book, experts on 7 countries examine the experiences of 12 women who have been active in nationalist movements in Southeast Asia. The women selected for study range from well known to little known, and the nationalist movements in which they have been involved date from the early 20th century to the present day. The chapters show women negotiating their own subjectivity and agency at the confluence of colonialism, patriarchal traditions, and modern ideals of national and personal emancipation. We gain a sense of the constraints imposed on them by wider social and political structures, and of what it was like to live in their given time and place.
Contents:
Introduction : gendered nationalist movements in Southeast Asia / Susan Blackburn
The life and writings of a patriotic feminist : independent Daw San of Burma / Chie Ikeya
"I die because of my circumstances" : Nguyen Thi Giang and the Viet Nam Quôc Dan Dang / Micheline Lessard
Suyatin Kartowiyono : a nationalist leader of the Indonesian women's movement / Susan Blackburn
Rasuna Said : lioness of the Indonesian independence movement / Sally White
Salud Algabre : a forgotten member of the Philippine Sakdal / Ma. Luisa T. Camagay
Shamsiah Fakeh and Aishah Ghani in Malaya : nationalists in their own right, feminists ahead of their time / Helen Ting
Lily Eberwein : her life and involvement in the anti-cession movement in Sarawak / Welyne J. Jehom
“Minority” women and the revolution in the highlands of Laos : two narratives / Vatthana Pholsena
Bisoi : a veteran of Timor-Leste's independence movement / Sara Niner
Karen nationalism and armed struggle : from the perspective of Zipporah Sein / Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung and Violet Cho
Conclusion : becoming women nationalists / Helen Ting
Abbreviations
Glossary
Bibliography
Contributors
Index.
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references (pages 298-315) and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Ting, Helen, 1964- editor.
Blackburn, Susan, 1947- editor.
ISBN:
9971-69-687-8
OCLC:
867740865
Access Restriction:
Open Access Unrestricted online access star
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