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Title Women in Southeast Asian nationalist movements : a biographical approach / edited by Susan Blackburn and Helen Ting.

Publication Info. Singapore : NUS Press, [2013]


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 333 pages) : illustrations, maps
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 298-315) and index.
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.
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. This book highlights the roles of women in nationalist movements in the region and takes 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 twenty-first century. 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.
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Language In English.
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Subject Women political activists -- Southeast Asia -- Biography.
Women -- Political activity -- Southeast Asia.
Nationalism -- Southeast Asia -- History.
Femmes activistes -- Asie du Sud-Est -- Biographies.
Femmes -- Activité politique -- Asie du Sud-Est.
Nationalisme -- Asie du Sud-Est -- Histoire.
Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000
Women political activists (OCoLC)fst01178374
Nationalism. (OCoLC)fst01033832
Women -- Political activity. (OCoLC)fst01734136
Southeast Asia. (OCoLC)fst01240499
Gender & Ethnic Studies.
Social Sciences.
Gender Studies & Sexuality.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Ting, Helen, 1964- editor.
Blackburn, Susan, 1947- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Women in Southeast Asian nationalist movements. Singapore : NUS Press, [2013] 9789971696740 (DLC) 2013341936 (OCoLC)843004744
ISBN 9789971696870
Standard No. CHVBK 556239520
CHNEW 001035490
AU@ 000066531568

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