Gender, State and Social Power in Contemporary Indonesia: Divorce and Marriage Law

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-02-04
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This book examines gender, state and social power in Indonesia, focusing especially on state regulation of divorce from 1965 to 2005. It shows how regulation was an important tool of social control by the New Order regime, and explores how state power was contested and co-opted by men and women.

Table of Contents

Note On Translations And Spelling
Abbreviations And Acronymns
Legal Contexts Of Divorce
Gender And Law: Shaping Female Legal Subjectivity
Divorce, Property Relations And Power
Discourses Of Divorce
Divorce And Shame
Marital Rights And Obligations
Implications Of Divorce
Women's Agency: Acquiescence, Co-Optation And Resistance
Modernity, Religion, And Nation: Divorce And The Production Of Gendered Identities
Glossary Of Foreign Terms
Organisations Consulted In Yogyakarta
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