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Maskulinitas: Culture, Gender and Politics in Indonesia
A timely addition to the generally conservative field of scholarship on gender in Southeast Asia, Maskulinitas demonstrates that gender studies needs to encompass ‘the man question’, especially considering Indonesia’s strongly patriarchal society, where the norms of feminine subordination and submission are legitimised by the ideologies of the state and the strictures of religion. Ultimately, this book challenges us with the notion that if the subordinate status of Indonesian women is to be highlighted and some sort of gender equality achieved, then the representations, subjectivities and practices of Indonesian men must be addressed.