Women and Malay Voices
Undercurrent Murmurings in Indonesia’s Colonial Past
©2012 Monographs XV, 204 Pages
Series: Asian Thought and Culture, Volume 70
Women and Malay Voices examines Malay literature by Chinese peranakan authors in the Dutch East Indies between 1915 and 1940. The narratives, some of them based on sensational murder trials reported in the news, offer insights into women’s lives and experiences and glimpses of female agency. With its primary focus on Malay texts and Asian women, this book offers a unique opportunity to hear subaltern voices and understand the lives of colonized women in new ways. Using feminist and postcolonial theories, this study juxtaposes the Malay texts with Dutch fiction and newspaper accounts to gain insight into how gender, race, and class are represented and what ideologies marked power relations in Dutch East Indies society.
- XV, 204
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- Publication date
- 2012 (February)
- peranakan Chinese writing women lingua franca Malay literature Indonesia
- New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2012. XVI, 204 pp., num. ill.