Gender, Islam, Nationalism and the State in Aceh: The Paradox of Power, Co-Optation and Resistance

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This book sets out to open up the space for interpretation of history and politics in Aceh which is now in a state of armed rebellion against the Indonesian government. It lays out a groundwork for analysing how female agency is constituted in Aceh, in a complex interplay of indigenous matrifocality, Islamic belief and practices, state terror, and political violence. Analysts of the current conflict in Aceh have tended to focus on present events. Siapno provides a historical analysis of power, co-optation, and resistance in ...

Gender, Islam, Nationalism and the State in Aceh: The Paradox of Power, Co-Optation and Resistance 2016, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138974975

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