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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 makes a strong case for the significance of women’s involvement in nationalist movements and for the diverse impacts of those movements on the lives of individual women activists. Some of the 12 women whose political activities are discussed in this volume are well known, while others are not. Some of them participated in armed struggles, while others pursued peaceful ways of achieving national independence. The authors show women negotiating their own subjectivity and agency at the confluence of colonialism, patriarchal traditions, and modern ideals of national and personal emancipation. They also illustrate the constraints imposed on them by wider social and political structures, and show what it was like to live as a political activist in different times and places. Fully documented and drawing on wider scholarship, this book will be of interest to students of Southeast Asian history and politics as well as readers with a particular interest in women, nationalism and political activism.

Table of Contents

  1. Half title, full title, copyright page
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Maps
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Photographs
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction: Gendered Nationalist Movements in Southeast Asia
  2. pp. 1-22
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  1. Chapter 1: The Life and Writings of a Patriotic Feminist: Independent Daw San of Burma
  2. pp. 23-47
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  1. Chapter 2: “I Die Because of My Circumstances”: Nguyen Thi Giang and the Viet Nam Quôc Dan Dang
  2. pp. 48-74
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  1. Chapter 3: Suyatin Kartowiyono: A Nationalist Leader of the Indonesian Women’s Movement
  2. pp. 75-97
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  1. Chapter 4: Rasuna Said: Lioness of the Indonesian Independence Movement
  2. pp. 98-123
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  1. Chapter 5: Salud Algabre: A Forgotten Member of the Philippine Sakdal
  2. pp. 124-146
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  1. Chapter 6: Shamsiah Fakeh and Aishah Ghani in Malaya: Nationalists in Their Own Right, Feminists Ahead of Their Time
  2. pp. 147-174
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  1. Chapter 7: Lily Eberwein: Her Life and Involvement in the Anti-cession Movement in Sarawak
  2. pp. 175-197
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  1. Chapter 8: “Minority” Women and the Revolution in the Highlands of Laos: Two Narratives
  2. pp. 198-225
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  1. Chapter 9: Bisoi: A Veteran of Timor-Leste’s Independence Movement
  2. pp. 226-249
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  1. Chapter 10: Karen Nationalism and Armed Struggle: From the Perspective of Zipporah Sein
  2. pp. 250-275
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  1. Conclusion: Becoming Women Nationalists
  2. pp. 276-293
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. 294-295
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 296-297
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 298-315
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 316-319
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 320-334
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789971696870
Related ISBN
9789971696740
MARC Record
OCLC
867740865
Pages
352
Launched on MUSE
2013-11-15
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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