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Javanese Lives: Women and Men in Modern Indonesian Society epub

by Walter L. Williams


Javanese Lives: Women and Men in Modern Indonesian Society epub

ISBN: 0813516498

ISBN13: 978-0813516493

Author: Walter L. Williams

Category: History

Subcategory: Asia

Language: English

Publisher: Rutgers University Press; None ed. edition (August 1, 1991)

Pages: 264 pages

ePUB book: 1592 kb

FB2 book: 1403 kb

Rating: 4.1

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a vivid indication of the change and turmoil Indonesians have undergone in the present century" :Man 27 (Sep . It's an amazing book recording the auto-bibliography of average Javanese people.

Publisher: Rutgers University Press (August 1, 1991). Publication Date: June 30, 1991.

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Williams W. Siverson Claire Javanese Lives: Women and Men in Modern Indonesian Society. Rutgers University Press, 1991 Walter L. Williams "The United States Indian Policy and the Debate over Philippine Annexation: Implications for the Origins of American Imperialism" // The Journal of American History - 1980. № 66. Williams, Walter L. (1990). Women and Work in the Third World: Indonesian Women's Oral Histories". Journal of Women's History.

Williams has carefully selected the individuals he includes to represent a wide diversity of Java's people. We hear from fascinating men and women of various religions, from the rich and the poor, and from different ethnic backgrounds.

Walter L. Williams, James Peacock. Java is the most populous island of Indonesia, the fifth largest nation in the world. Yet despite its importance, outsiders know little about the country or its people.

Java is the most populous island of Indonesia, the fifth largest nation in the world. Yet despite its importance, outsiders know little about the country or its people. With the help of Indonesian students and scholars, Walter L. Williams has collected and translated the life histories of twenty-seven Javanese women and men. The people interviewed tell how they have coped with rapid social and economic change, and the transformation of their traditions. Williams has carefully selected the individuals he includes to represent a wide diversity of Java's people. We hear from fascinating men and women of various religions, from the rich and the poor, and from different ethnic backgrounds. Diversity is a constant theme, as evidenced by a poor pedicab driver who can barely scrape along, by a rich businesswoman who explains how she balances her professional and domestic roles, by an educated and respected homosexual school principal, and by an illiterate mother of fourteen children. All of them present in their lives a unique Javanese approach to living.

These oral histories were derived from elderly people, who have a larger perspective on the changes they have seen in their lifetimes. The focus of the first section of the book is the way people have adapted in their daily lives to massive social and economic changes. In the middle section, we hear from the Javanese who represent traditional values in the midst of change. Finally, we hear from educators and parents who tell us of their concerns for Indonesian youth and the future of Indonesia.