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The Future of Asian Feminisms free pdf This book on the future of Asian feminism, confronting fundamentalisms, conflicts, and neo-liberalism is a critical contribution to the rising voices of Asian women's studies scholars and activists. It is based on the ongoing research and advocacy work of the Kartini Asia Network, founded in 2003 in Manila. The five overlapping themes of the network are women/gender studies, fundamentalisms, conflicts, livelihood and sexuality. Considering that the economic and political weight of the region is growing fast, and that the 21st century has been named the "Asian century, Asia is increasingly recognised as the continent to which economic, if not political power, will shift in the coming decades. The chapters brought together in this volume demonstrate the great diversity of the "transversal cultural flow" that women's movements within Asia provide. Members of the Kartini network stimulate the articulation of a particular "Asian voice" in women's studies and in the global women's movement. Considering the existing patriarchal structures all over the continent a continuum of oppressions enfolds, from the global sphere of market exchange to emerging fundamentalisms and to bitter conflicts and struggles around sexualities. The present volume provides elements for the critical dialogues that are needed between women in the region, between women and men, between people in all sorts of strategic positions, and between theoreticians in the Global South and the Global North to create a world in which human dignity is not eroded by predatory economic processes and in which democracy, diversity, pluralism, and inclusivity are the guiding principles of governance.

About Nursyahbani Katjasungkana

Nursyahbani Katjasungkana is a human rights lawyer and has been working for 30 years with several NGO's focusing on human and women's rights organizations and environmental issues. She was a director of the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute and a President of the Indonesian Environmental Forum (WALHI). From 1998 - 2003 she was a Commissioner of the National Commission on Violence Against Women. She is the co-founder of APIK, Asosiasi Perempuan Indonesia untuk Keadilan (Indonesian Women Association for Justice), an organization that gives direct legal aid to women who are victims of violence and discrimination, and active in the field of legal advocacy, training and conduct research. Presently she is the National Coordinator of the Indonesian Federation of Women's Legal Aid Society with 15 branches from Aceh to Papua. She was the first Secretary General of the KPI (1998-2003), Koalisi Perempuan Indonesia untuk Keadilan dan Demokrasi (Indonesian Women's Coalition for Justice and Democracy), the first women's mass organization, after the Soeharto regime banned the Communist oriented women's mass organization Gerwani. She was a member of the People's Consultative Assembly (1999-2004) and a Member of Parliament (2004-2009). With others she drafted the Domestic Violence Bill, which was finally enacted in 2004. She is co-founder and the present coordinator of the Kartini Asia Network, Gender and Women's Studies network in Asia. Recently she joined the National Commission on Human Rights as a member of the Advisory Board. She is also the chair of the executive board of the Partnership for Good Governance. She has published 5 books on legal issues and violence against women as well as numerous articles on those topics. She received several awards as a leading women's right advocate in Indonesia. Saskia E. Wieringa is the Director of Aletta, Institute for Women's History in Amsterdam and a honorary Professor at the University of Amsterdam, holding the Chair on Gender and Women's Same-Sex Relations Crossculturally. She has a long experience of activism in both the women's and third world solidarity movements. Since the mid-1970s she has co-founded several women's groups, mainly in the area of women's studies and has co-founded a journal. Since the late 1970s she has intermittently done research in Indonesia, mainly on the history of the women's movement. She has been teaching at various universities, both in The Netherlands and abroad mainly on issues of women's/gender studies and sexuality studies. She has published over 20 books and more than 100 articles on the above topics. Her latest books include: (1999, with E. Blackwood eds) Female Desires- Same-Sex Relations and Transgender Practices Across Cultures. New York: Columbia University Press- Sexual Politics in Indonesia- London: Palgrave/McMillan Publishers- (2003) Lubang Buaya, a novel (in Indonesian) Jakarta: Metafor Publishing (2003)- Tommy Boys, Lesbian Men and Ancestral Wives, Women's Same Sex Experiences in Southern Africa. Johannesburg: Jacana Publishers (2005 with Ruth Morgan)- (2006, ed with Thanh-Dam Truong and Amrita Chhachhi) Engendering Human Security. London and New Delhi: Zed Books and Kali (2006, ed with Thanh-Dam Truong and Amrita Chhachhi)- Women's Sexualities and Masculinities in a Globalizing Asia. London: Palgrave. (2007, edited with Evelyn Blackwood and Abha Bhaiya), andTraveling Heritages, Amsterdam Aksant (2008). She has received several awards for her academic work, the latest is the 2011 award for best paper of the Journal of Contemporary Asia.

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Author : Nursyahbani Katjasungkana
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Data Published : 01 January 2012
ISBN : 1443834505
EAN : 9781443834506
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 485 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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